a formerly used Anglicized spelling of Ulaanbaatar.
- Formerly Ur·ga [oor-gah] /ˈʊər gɑ/
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British Dictionary definitions for Ulan Bator
the capital of Mongolia, in the N central part: developed in the mid-17th century around the Da Khure monastery, residence until 1924 of successive "living Buddhas" (third in rank of Buddhist-Lamaist leaders), and main junction of caravan routes across Mongolia; university (1942); industrial and commercial centre. Pop: 842 000 (2005 est): Former name (until 1924): Urga Chinese name: Kulun
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