Formal Name: Mongolian People's Republic.
Short Form: Mongolia.
Term for Citizens: Mongolian(s).
Date of Independence: March 13, 1921, from China.
Outer Mongolia (see Glossary), a dependency of China,
1691-1911; autonomous state under Russian protection, 1912-1919;
partially under Chinese control, 1919-21.
Data as of June 1989