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Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar anglicised as Ulan Bator, is the capital and largest city of Mongolia. The city is not part of any aimag, its population as of 2014 was over 1.3 million half of the country's population. The municipality is in north central Mongolia at an elevation of about 1,300 meters in a valley on the Tuul River, it is the country's cultural and financial heart, the centre of Mongolia's road network and connected by rail to both the Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia and the Chinese railway system. The city was founded in 1639 as a nomadic Buddhist monastic centre, it settled permanently at its present location, the junction of the Tuul and Selbe rivers, in 1778. Before it changed location 28 times, each new location being chosen ceremonially. In the twentieth century, Ulaanbaatar grew into a major manufacturing center. Ulaanbaatar is a member of the Asian Network of Major Cities 21; the city's official website lists Moscow, Seoul and Denver as sister cities. Ulaanbaatar has been given numerous names in its history.

Before 1911, official names included Ikh Khüree. It is called Bogdiin Khuree in the folk song "Praise of Bogdiin Khuree". Other names were Da Khüree, or Khüree; the Chinese equivalent, Dà Kùlún, was rendered into Western languages as "Kulun" or "Kuren". In western languages, the city at that time was most referred to as Urga. Upon independence in 1911, with both the secular government and the Bogd Khan's palace present, the city's name was changed to Niĭslel Khüree; when the city became the capital of the new Mongolian People's Republic in 1924, its name was changed to Ulaanbaatar. On the session of the 1st Great People's Khuraldaan of Mongolia in 1924, a majority of delegates expressed their wish to change the capital city's name to Baatar Khot. However, under pressure from Turar Ryskulov, a Soviet activist of the Communist International, the city was named Ulaanbaatar Khot. In Europe and North America, Ulaanbaatar continued to be known as Urga or Khure until 1924, afterward as Ulan Bator; the Russian spelling is the Russian phonetic equivalent of the Mongolian name, according to Russian spelling conventions.

This form was defined two decades before the Mongolian name got its current Cyrillic script spelling and "Ulaanbaatar" transliteration. Today, English speakers sometimes refer to the city as UB. Human habitation at the site of Ulaanbaatar dates from the Lower Paleolithic, with a number of sites on Bogd Khan, Buyant-Ukhaa and Songinokhairkhan mountains, revealing tools which date from 300,000 years ago to 40,000–12,000 years ago; these Upper Paleolithic people hunted mammoth and woolly rhinoceros, the bones of which are found abundantly around Ulaanbaatar. A number of Xiongnu-era royal tombs have been discovered around Ulaanbaatar, including the tombs of Belkh Gorge near Dambadarjaalin monastery and tombs of Songinokhairkhan. Located on the banks of the Tuul River, Ulaanbaatar has been well within the sphere of Turco-Mongol nomadic empires throughout history. Wang Khan, Toghrul of the Keraites, a Nestorian Christian monarch whom Marco Polo identified as the legendary Prester John, is said to have had his palace here and forbade hunting in the holy mountain Bogd Uul.

The palace is said to be where Genghis Khan stayed with Yesui Khatun before attacking the Tangut in 1226. Founded in 1639 as a yurt monastery, Ulaanbaatar Örgöö, was first located at Lake Shireet Tsagaan nuur in what is now Burd sum, Övörkhangai, around 230 kilometres south-west from the present site of Ulaanbaatar, was intended by the Mongol nobles to be the seat of Zanabazar, the first Jebtsundamba Khutughtu. Zanabazar returned to Mongolia from Tibet in 1651, founded seven aimags in Urga establishing four more; as a mobile monastery-town, it was moved to various places along the Selenge and Tuul rivers, as supply and other needs would demand. During the Dzungar wars of the late 17th century, it was moved to Inner Mongolia; as the city grew, it moved less. The movements of the city can be detailed as follows: Shireet Tsagaan Nuur, Khoshoo Tsaidam, Khentii Mountains, Inner Mongolia, Tsetserlegiin Erdene Tolgoi, Usan Seer, Ikh Tamir, Eeven Gol, Burgaltai, Terelj, Uliastai River, Khui Mandal, Udleg, Selbe, Uliastai River, Khui Mandal and Selbe.

In 1778, the city moved from Khui Mandal and settled for good at its current location, near the confluence of the Selbe and Tuul rivers, beneath Bogd Khan Uul, at that time on the caravan route from Beijing to Kyakhta. One of the earliest Western mentions of Urga is the account of the Scottish traveller John Bell in 1721: What they call the Urga is the court, or the place where the prince and high priest

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