Welcome to Erdenet

The basis of the local economy is a large copper mine, which has brought a modicum of economic success to the town. While the flash of Erdenet may not match the upper echelons of UB high society, there's a fair few luxury cars to be spotted.

You may also see Russians strolling around. Up to one-third of the population of Erdenet was Russian during communist times, though now only about 1000 Russians still work as technical advisers at the mine. That said, there's a noticeable population of locals borne of Russian-Mongolian unions.

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