Baruun-Urt

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Baruun-Urt District
Баруун-Урт сум
ᠪᠠᠷᠠᠭᠤᠨᠤᠷᠲᠤᠰᠤᠮᠤ
District
Sukhbaatar Square Statue in Baruun-Urt
Sukhbaatar Square Statue in Baruun-Urt
Country Mongolia
Province Sükhbaatar Province
Time zone UTC + 8 (UTC+8)
Climate BSk

Baruun-Urt (Mongolian: Баруун-Урт; ᠪᠠᠷᠠᠭᠤᠨ ᠤᠷᠲᠤ, west-long) is a town in eastern Mongolia and the capital of Sükhbaatar Province. The town with its vicinities creates a sum (district) of Sükhbaatar Province. The Baruun-Urt sum area is 59 km², population 15,549, population density 265 per km² (2008). It forms an enclave within the surrounding Sükhbaatar sum.

Tömörtiin Ovoo Zinc Mine lies about 13 km north of the town.

Population[edit]

Baruun-Urt city proper population [1][2][3][4][5][6]
1959
est.
1969
census
1979
census
1989
census
1994
est.
2000
census
2006
est.
2008
est.
6,000 8,000 11,600 16,100 17,289 15,133 12,000 12,944

Transportation[edit]

The Baruun-Urt Airport (UUN/ZMBU) has one unpaved runway. There is a regular flight connecting the city to the capital every Monday. The flyght is operated by the MIAT through the sky horse aviation.

Climate[edit]

Baruun-Urt experiences a cold semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) with long, very dry, frigid winters and short, very warm summers.

Climate data for Baruun-Urt
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 0.2
(32.4)
4.8
(40.6)
17.3
(63.1)
27.5
(81.5)
34.6
(94.3)
37.4
(99.3)
39.0
(102.2)
37.4
(99.3)
30.5
(86.9)
26.5
(79.7)
12.9
(55.2)
1.0
(33.8)
39
(102.2)
Average high °C (°F) −16.3
(2.7)
−12.0
(10.4)
−1.2
(29.8)
10.7
(51.3)
19.2
(66.6)
24.5
(76.1)
26.2
(79.2)
24.4
(75.9)
17.9
(64.2)
9.2
(48.6)
−4.1
(24.6)
−13.4
(7.9)
7.09
(44.78)
Daily mean °C (°F) −21.5
(−6.7)
−18.1
(−0.6)
−8.2
(17.2)
3.0
(37.4)
11.4
(52.5)
17.6
(63.7)
20.0
(68)
18.0
(64.4)
10.8
(51.4)
1.7
(35.1)
−10.3
(13.5)
−18.8
(−1.8)
0.47
(32.84)
Average low °C (°F) −26.2
(−15.2)
−23.2
(−9.8)
−14.5
(5.9)
−4.0
(24.8)
3.9
(39)
11.2
(52.2)
14.0
(57.2)
12.0
(53.6)
4.5
(40.1)
−4.2
(24.4)
−15.5
(4.1)
−23.2
(−9.8)
−5.43
(22.21)
Record low °C (°F) −38.3
(−36.9)
−40.1
(−40.2)
−32.2
(−26)
−19.7
(−3.5)
−8.8
(16.2)
−1.8
(28.8)
4.0
(39.2)
0.2
(32.4)
−7.2
(19)
−23.0
(−9.4)
−31.5
(−24.7)
−38.2
(−36.8)
−40.1
(−40.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1.8
(0.071)
1.5
(0.059)
2.6
(0.102)
6.7
(0.264)
13.1
(0.516)
35.3
(1.39)
61.2
(2.409)
50.6
(1.992)
21.2
(0.835)
5.9
(0.232)
2.7
(0.106)
1.8
(0.071)
204.4
(8.047)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 0.7 0.5 0.6 1.5 2.3 6.8 8.1 7.5 3.5 1.5 0.7 0.6 34.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 203.3 216.4 263.5 274.6 304.5 303.0 298.9 290.4 280.0 245.2 208.2 183.2 3,071.2
Source: NOAA (1961-1990) [7]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 46°40′53″N 113°16′49″E / 46.68139°N 113.28028°E / 46.68139; 113.28028