Davst, Uvs

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Davst District
Давст сум
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District
Country Mongolia
Province Uvs Province
Time zone UTC + 7 (UTC+7)

Davst (Mongolian: Давст, salty) is a sum (district) of Uvs Province in western Mongolia, bordering to Russia in the north.

The reason it is called "salty" is that there is the biggest natural salt rock deposit in the country. The sum occupies the northern tip of Uvs Nuur which is 5 times saltier than the ocean.

Border crossing to Khandagayty (Russia) is in the sum.

Coordinates: 50°36′46″N 92°24′08″E / 50.61278°N 92.40222°E / 50.61278; 92.40222