Argalant

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Argalant District
Аргалант сум
ᠠᠷᠭᠠᠯᠠᠩᠲᠤᠰᠤᠮᠤ
District
Country Mongolia
Province Töv Province
Time zone UTC + 8 (UTC+8)

Argalant (Mongolian: Аргалант) is a sum in Mongolia's Töv Province, just west of Ulaanbaatar. The area is 1210 square kilometres, of which about 160 square kilometres are farmland and 940 square kilometres are pasture. In 2005, the sum had 1892 inhabitants in 387 households.[1] Distance from sum center to Ulaanbaatar[2] is 82 km. The sum was founded in 1977, in the first year of Mongolia's second Virgin Soils campaign.

Economy and Livestock[edit]

Main sectors of the economy are livestock herding, farming, trade and tourism. In 2004, the sum housed roughly 44,000 heads of livestock, including 18,000 goats, 20,000 sheep, 2,200 heads of cattle, 4,000 horses and 6 camels.[3]

References[edit]

Töv Aimag official website

  1. ^ Aimag statistical office (in Mongolian)
  2. ^ more precisely, to Sükhbaatar Square
  3. ^ National Statistical Office: Livestock count 2004, p. 109 (in Mongolian)

Coordinates: 47°56′29″N 105°53′51″E / 47.94139°N 105.89750°E / 47.94139; 105.89750