Ulan Bator

[ oo-lahn bah-tawr ]
/ ˈu lɑn ˈbɑ tɔr /

noun

a city in and the capital of the Mongolian People's Republic, in E central Asia: former holy city of Mongols.

Chinese Kulun. Formerly Urga.

Mongolian People's Republic

noun

a republic in E central Asia, in N Mongolia. About 600,000 sq. mi. (1,500,000 sq. km). Capital: Ulan Bator.
Formerly Outer Mongolia. Also called Mongolia.

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British Dictionary definitions for ulan bator

Mongolian People's Republic

noun

the former name of Mongolia (def. 1)

Ulan Bator

Ulaanbaatar

/ (ʊˈlɑːn ˈbɑːtɔː) /

noun

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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