Dalanzadgad

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dalanzadgad
Даланзадгад
ᠳᠠᠯᠠᠨᠵᠠᠳᠠᠭᠠᠳ
District
Dalanzadgad District
Даланзадгад сум
ᠳᠠᠯᠠᠨᠵᠠᠳᠠᠭᠠᠳᠰᠤᠮᠤ
The streets of Dalanzadgad
The streets of Dalanzadgad
Dalanzadgad is located in Mongolia
Dalanzadgad
Dalanzadgad
Coordinates: 43°34′N 104°26′E / 43.567°N 104.433°E / 43.567; 104.433
Country Mongolia
Province Ömnögovi Province
Elevation 1,470 m (4,820 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 18,700
Time zone UTC + 8 (UTC+8)

Dalanzadgad (Mongolian: Даланзадгад; ᠳᠠᠯᠠᠨᠵᠠᠳᠠᠭᠠᠳ) is the capital of Ömnögovi Aimag in Mongolia. It is located 540 kilometers (340 mi) south of the national capital Ulaanbaatar. The altitude of the city center is 1,470 meters (4,823 feet).

As of 2006, its population is 14,000.[1]

Transportation[edit]

The Dalanzadgad Airport (ZMDZ/DLZ) is served by regular domestic flights from and to Ulaanbaatar. There are summer and winter timetables.

In 2007 the Mongolian Civil Aviation Authority built a new airport with a paved runway. The runway is second longest in the country after Chinggis Khaan International Airport. Before that, the airport had only one gravel runway.

The Dalanzadgad town has a paved road connecting it with capital Ulaanbaatar city.[2]

Gallery[edit]

Climate[edit]

Dalanzadgad experiences a cold desert climate (Köppen BWk) with cold winters and hot summers.

Climate data for Dalanzadgad
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11.1
(52)
14.2
(57.6)
20.6
(69.1)
28.7
(83.7)
31.7
(89.1)
35.0
(95)
36.5
(97.7)
38.6
(101.5)
31.1
(88)
27.9
(82.2)
20.1
(68.2)
12.6
(54.7)
38.6
(101.5)
Average high °C (°F) −7.6
(18.3)
−3.7
(25.3)
4.4
(39.9)
13.5
(56.3)
21.4
(70.5)
26.2
(79.2)
27.5
(81.5)
25.9
(78.6)
20.1
(68.2)
12.3
(54.1)
2.0
(35.6)
−5.5
(22.1)
11.38
(52.47)
Daily mean °C (°F) −14.7
(5.5)
−11.2
(11.8)
−3.0
(26.6)
6.1
(43)
14.2
(57.6)
19.2
(66.6)
21.0
(69.8)
19.3
(66.7)
13.1
(55.6)
4.8
(40.6)
−5.1
(22.8)
−12.6
(9.3)
4.26
(39.66)
Average low °C (°F) −21.1
(−6)
−17.3
(0.9)
−9.3
(15.3)
−0.8
(30.6)
7.0
(44.6)
12.4
(54.3)
14.8
(58.6)
13.3
(55.9)
6.9
(44.4)
−1.6
(29.1)
−11.2
(11.8)
−18.3
(−0.9)
−2.1
(28.22)
Record low °C (°F) −33.1
(−27.6)
−34.2
(−29.6)
−24.3
(−11.7)
−7.1
(19.2)
−6.8
(19.8)
1.1
(34)
2.7
(36.9)
2.9
(37.2)
−9.7
(14.5)
−17.1
(1.2)
−26.4
(−15.5)
−24.1
(−11.4)
−34.2
(−29.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 1.4
(0.055)
1.1
(0.043)
3.3
(0.13)
5.3
(0.209)
11.8
(0.465)
18.1
(0.713)
32.8
(1.291)
32.1
(1.264)
13.1
(0.516)
4.4
(0.173)
2.0
(0.079)
1.0
(0.039)
126.4
(4.977)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 0.3 0.2 1.0 1.3 2.1 2.8 5.4 5.1 2.7 0.9 0.8 0.3 22.9
Source: NOAA (1961-1990) [3]

Communications and Power[edit]

A Khulan (Mongolian Wild Ass) on a hill in the Gobi, near Dalanzadgad, Mongolia at sunset.

There is GSM coverage in the city the same as in other major locations - the coverage is good for about a mile out of the city. Usually, the city is also supplied with electric power 24 hours a day. Near Dalanzadgad, at 43°31′54.38″N 104°24′4.16″E, there is a longwave broadcasting station working on 209 kHz with 75 kW.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry of Health of Mongolia. National Center for Health Development. Health Indicators 2006 [1]
  2. ^ "Dalanzadgad Ulaanbaatar road is complete in September 2014". 
  3. ^ "Dalanzadgad Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 15, 2013. 

Coordinates: 43°34′12″N 104°25′33″E / 43.57000°N 104.42583°E / 43.57000; 104.42583