Districts of Mongolia

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This article is about the administrative subdivisions of Mongolia. For other uses, see Sum (country subdivision).
Administrative divisions of Mongolia
First level
Province
aimag (аймаг)

Capital city
niislel (нийслэл)

Second level
District
sum (сум)


Municipal District
düüreg (дүүрэг)

Third level
Subdistrict
bag (баг)


Municipal Subdistrict
khoroo (хороо)

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A district (sum; Mongolian: сум, arrow, sometimes spelled soum or—from the Russian form—as somon) is a second level administrative subdivision of Mongolia. The 21 Provinces of Mongolia are divided into 329 districts[1]

On average, each district administers a territory of 4,200 km2 (1,600 sq mi) with about 5,000 inhabitants, primarily nomadic herders. It has total revenues of 120 million Tögrög, 90% of which comes from national subsidies.

Each district is again subdivided into bags (brigades; sometimes spelled baghs[1]). Most bags are of an entirely virtual nature. Their purpose is to sort the families of nomads in the district into groups, without a permanent human settlement.

Officially, and occasionally on maps, many district seats (sum centers) bear a name different from that of the district. However, in practice the district seat (sum center) is most often referred to under the name of the district, to the point of the official name of the district seat (sum center) being unknown even to the locals.

Districts map of Mongolia

Arkhangai Province[edit]

Districts of Arkhangai Province
19 districts

Bayan-Ölgii Province[edit]

Districts of Bayan-Ölgii Province
14 districts

Bayankhongor Province[edit]

Districts of Bayankhongor Province
20 districts

Bulgan Province[edit]

Districts of Bulgan Province

16 districts

Darkhan-Uul Province[edit]

Districts of Darkhan-Uul Province
4 districts

Dornod Province[edit]

Districts of Dornod Province
14 districts

Dornogovi Province[edit]

Districts of Dornogovi Province
14 districts

Dundgovi Province[edit]

Districts of Dundgovi Province
15 districts

Govi-Altai Province[edit]

Districts of Govi-Altai Province
18 district

Govisümber Province[edit]

Districts of Govisümber Province
3 districts

Khentii Province[edit]

Districts of Khentii Province
17 district

Khovd Province[edit]

Districts of Khovd Province
17 districts

Khövsgöl Province[edit]

Districts of Khövsgöl Province
24 districts

Ömnögovi Province[edit]

Districts of Ömnögovi Province
15 districts

Orkhon Province[edit]

Districts of Orkhon Province
2 districts

Övörkhangai Province[edit]

Districts of Övörkhangai Province
19 districts

Selenge Province[edit]

Districts of Selenge Province
17 districts

Sükhbaatar Province[edit]

Districts of Sükhbaatar Province
13 districts

Töv Province[edit]

Districts of Töv Province
27 districts

Uvs Province[edit]

Districts of Uvs Province
19 districts

Zavkhan Province[edit]

Districts of Zavkhan Province
24 districts

References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ a b Montsame News Agency. Mongolia. 2006, Foreign Service office of Montsame News Agency, ISBN 99929-0-627-8, p. 46