1. The coastline runs 3,794km and shares borders with two countries.
2. About a third of the population speaks Russian.
3. In 2012, 1,266 of the population identified themselves as Buddhists.
4. Compulsory education in the country lasts for nine years.
5. There are 339 different species of bird in the country.
This was published in the July 2015 edition of Geographical Magazine