Altai City

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Not to be confused with Altay City. ‹See Tfd›
For other uses of "Altai", see Altay.
Not to be confused with Altai, Govi-Altai a district (sum) in the southern part of Govi-Altai Province.
Altai
Алтай
ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠢ
District
Yesönbulag District
Есөнбулаг сум
ᠶ᠋ᠢᠰᠦᠨᠪᠤᠯᠠᠭᠰᠤᠮᠤ
Altai is located in Mongolia
Altai
Altai
Location in Mongolia
Coordinates: 46°22′22″N 96°15′26″E / 46.37278°N 96.25722°E / 46.37278; 96.25722Coordinates: 46°22′22″N 96°15′26″E / 46.37278°N 96.25722°E / 46.37278; 96.25722
Country Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia
Province (aimag) Govi-Altai
District (sum) Yesönbulag
Elevation 2,213 m (7,260 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 15,492
Area code(s) +976 (0) 148
Vehicle registration ГА_

The city of Altai (Mongolian: Алтай) is the capital of the Govi-Altai province (aimag) in western Mongolia. The capital is officially named Yesönbulag sum. It is not to be confused with the separate sum also named Altai in the south of the aimag. City population is 15,800 (2008 est.[1])

Transportation[edit]

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

Climate[edit]

Altai experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk)[citation needed] with long, dry, very cold winters and short, mild summers.

Climate data for Altai
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 1.6
(34.9)
8.0
(46.4)
12.8
(55)
20.4
(68.7)
24.5
(76.1)
28.9
(84)
30.0
(86)
29.1
(84.4)
23.6
(74.5)
18.7
(65.7)
10.2
(50.4)
5.8
(42.4)
30
(86)
Average high °C (°F) −10.4
(13.3)
−8.9
(16)
−2.5
(27.5)
5.9
(42.6)
13.6
(56.5)
18.7
(65.7)
19.7
(67.5)
18.3
(64.9)
12.8
(55)
5.0
(41)
−3.5
(25.7)
−8.3
(17.1)
5.03
(41.07)
Daily mean °C (°F) −18.0
(−0.4)
−16.4
(2.5)
−9.3
(15.3)
−0.5
(31.1)
7.2
(45)
12.5
(54.5)
13.7
(56.7)
12.3
(54.1)
6.3
(43.3)
−1.3
(29.7)
−10.4
(13.3)
−15.8
(3.6)
−1.64
(29.06)
Average low °C (°F) −24.8
(−12.6)
−23.3
(−9.9)
−16.0
(3.2)
−6.8
(19.8)
0.6
(33.1)
5.9
(42.6)
8.0
(46.4)
6.5
(43.7)
0.5
(32.9)
−7.1
(19.2)
−17.0
(1.4)
−22.3
(−8.1)
−7.98
(17.64)
Record low °C (°F) −40.8
(−41.4)
−42.1
(−43.8)
−36
(−33)
−32.2
(−26)
−16.6
(2.1)
−9.1
(15.6)
−1.3
(29.7)
−2.6
(27.3)
−17.2
(1)
−26.5
(−15.7)
−35.3
(−31.5)
−40.2
(−40.4)
−42.1
(−43.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 1.0
(0.039)
1.8
(0.071)
5.9
(0.232)
10.1
(0.398)
12.2
(0.48)
27.7
(1.091)
48.6
(1.913)
40.7
(1.602)
16.0
(0.63)
7.5
(0.295)
2.9
(0.114)
1.5
(0.059)
175.9
(6.924)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 0.2 0.7 1.8 1.6 2.7 4.6 7.3 6.6 3.2 1.9 1.4 0.5 32.5
Mean monthly sunshine hours 201.1 208.3 252.2 260.6 308.9 298.5 293.2 290.2 272.4 246.1 199.6 184.8 3,015.9
Source: NOAA (1961-1990) [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Annual Report 2008. Govi-Altai Statistical Office.
  2. ^ "Altai Climate Normals 1973-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 13, 2013.