Övörkhangai Province

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Uvurkhangai Province
Өвөрхангай аймаг
ᠥᠪᠦᠷᠬᠠᠩᠭ᠋ᠠᠢᠠᠶᠢᠮᠠᠭ
Province
Scenery around Erdene Zuu monastery
Scenery around Erdene Zuu monastery
Flag of Uvurkhangai Province
Flag
Coat of arms of Uvurkhangai Province
Coat of arms
Övörkhangai in Mongolia.svg
Coordinates: 45°45′N 102°45′E / 45.750°N 102.750°E / 45.750; 102.750Coordinates: 45°45′N 102°45′E / 45.750°N 102.750°E / 45.750; 102.750
Country Mongolia
Established 1931 (1931)
Capital Arvaikheer
Area
 • Total 62,895.33 km2 (24,284.02 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 101,314
 • Density 1.6/km2 (4.2/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8
Area code(s) +976 (0)132
ISO 3166 code MN-055
Vehicle registration ӨВ_
Website gate1.pmis.gov.mn/uvurkhangai

Övörkhangai (Mongolian: Өвөрхангай, southern Khangai) is one of the 21 aimags (provinces) of Mongolia, located in the south of the country. Its capital is Arvaikheer.

The Shankh Monastery, one of the oldest and most important monasteries, is located in this province, as well as Erdene Zuu monastery and Tövkhön Monastery.

Transportation[edit]

The Arvaikheer Airport (AVK/ZMAH) has one unpaved runway and is served by regular flights to Ulan Bator and Altai.

The bus transit from Arvaikheer to Ulaanbaatar everyday.

Administrative Subdivision[edit]

Sums of Övörkhangai
The sums of Övörkhangai Aimag[1]
Sum Mongolian Population
2004 est.
Population
2006 est.
Population
2008 est.
Arvaikheer Арвайхээр 22,546 24,954 25,622
Baruun Bayan-Ulaan Баруун Баян-Улаан 2,586 2,502 2,556
Bat-Ölzii Бат-Өлзий 5,932 5,878 6,189
Bayan-Öndör Баян-Өндөр 3,734 4,077 4,261
Bayangol Баянгол 4,103 3,933 4,572
Bogd Богд 5,708 5,395 5,342
Bürd Бүрд 3,171 3,258 3,135
Guchin-Us Гучин-Ус 2,290 2,279 2,260
Khairkhandulaan Хайрхандулаан 3,388 3,462 3,510
Kharkhorin Хархорин 12,546 13,270 12,901
Khujirt Хужирт 6,781 6,749 6,649
Nariinteel Нарийнтээл 3,797 3,792 3,736
Ölziit Өлзийт 2,805 2,678 2,741
Sant Сант 3,706 3,540 3,525
Taragt Тарагт 3,860 3,424 3,313
Tögrög Төгрөг 2,839 2,691 2,689
Uyanga Уянга 10,003 10,510 9,581
Yesönzüil Есөнзүйл 3,584 3,415 3,422
Zuunbayan-Ulaan Зүүнбаян-Улаан 4,268 4,343 4,436

References[edit]

  1. ^ Övörkhangai Aimag Sums Statistics, 2009

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