Dornod Province

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Dornod Province
Дорнод аймаг
ᠳᠣᠷᠤᠨᠠᠳᠤᠠᠶᠢᠮᠠᠭ
Province
Flag of Dornod Province
Flag
Coat of arms of Dornod Province
Coat of arms
Dornod in Mongolia.svg
Coordinates: 48°04′N 114°30′E / 48.067°N 114.500°E / 48.067; 114.500Coordinates: 48°04′N 114°30′E / 48.067°N 114.500°E / 48.067; 114.500
Country Mongolia
Established 1941 (1941)
Capital Choibalsan
Area
 • Total 123,597.43 km2 (47,721.23 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 69,552
 • Density 0.56/km2 (1.5/sq mi)
  [1]
Time zone UTC+8
Area code(s) +976 (0)158
ISO 3166 code MN-061
Website dornod.gov.mn
Stupa of the Kidan epoch, 10th century
Sums of Dornod

Dornod (Mongolian: Дорнод, literally "the East") is the easternmost of the 21 aimags (provinces) of Mongolia. Its capital is Choibalsan.

Population[edit]

Halh are the ethnic majority of the Dornod aimag, but Buryat ethnic group is 22.8% of population total (17,196 in 2000, census) concentrated in the north-eastern sums of Dashbalbar, Tsagaan-Ovoo, Bayan-Uul, Bayandun and aimag capital Choibalsan. There are several small ethnic groups: Barga (populates Gurvanzagal and Hölönbuir sums), Uzemchin (are present in Sergelen, Bayantümen, Bulgan, Chuluunhoroot sums and Choibalsan city), Hamnigan ethnic group (Bayan-Uul and Tsagaan-Ovoo sums).[2]

History[edit]

The aimag was created during the administrative reorganisation of 1941 with the name of Choibalsan, after the communist leader Khorloogiin Choibalsan. The capital, which previously had been called Bayan Tümen, also received the name Choibalsan. In 1963, the aimag was given the current name Dornod.

Transportation[edit]

The Choibalsan Airport (COQ/ZMCD) has one paved runway, and is served by regular flights to Ulan Bator.

Administrative subdivision[edit]

The sums of Dornod Aimag
Sum Mongolian Area (km²)[3] Population
(2005)[4]
Population
(2009)[5]
Density
(/km²)
Sum centre
population
Bayandun Баяндун 6,237 2,906 2,936 0.47 1,231
Bayantümen Баянтүмэн 8,321 1,945 2,006 0.24 840
Bayan-Uul Баян-Уул 5,623 4,737 4,451 0.79 2,553
Bulgan Булган 7,111 1,860 1,775 0.25 815
Choibalsan Чойбалсан 10,152 2,844 2,691 0.27 1,305
Chuluunkhoroot (Ereentsav) Чулуунхороот (Эрээнцав) 6,539 1,518 1,609 0.25 696
Dashbalbar Дашбалбар 8,713 3,347 3,246 0.37 1,461
Gurvanzagal Гурванзагал 5,252 1,386 1,338 0.25 441
Khalhgol Халхгол 28,093 2,863 3,203 0.11 1,756
Herlen (Sümber) * Хэрлэн (Сүмбэр) 281 40,667 40,439 143.91 40,439
Khölönbuir Хөлөнбуйр 3,773 1,847 1,776 0.47 804
Matad Матад 22,831 2,274 2,526 0.11 834
Sergelen Сэргэлэн 4,169 2,194 2,198 0.53 577
Tsagaan-Ovoo Цагаан-Овоо 6,502 3,393 3,696 0.57 1,488

* - aimag capital Choibalsan(Чойбалсан )

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