Dundgovi Province

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Dundgovi Province
Дундговь аймаг
ᠳᠤᠮᠳᠠᠭᠣᠪᠢᠠᠶᠢᠮᠠᠭ
Province
Flag of Dundgovi Province
Flag
Coat of arms of Dundgovi Province
Coat of arms
Dundgovi in Mongolia.svg
Coordinates: 45°46′N 106°17′E / 45.767°N 106.283°E / 45.767; 106.283Coordinates: 45°46′N 106°17′E / 45.767°N 106.283°E / 45.767; 106.283
Country Mongolia
Established 1942 (1942)
Capital Mandalgovi
Area
 • Total 74,690.32 km2 (28,838.09 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 38,821
 • Density 0.52/km2 (1.3/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8
Area code(s) +976 (0)159
ISO 3166 code MN-059
Website gate1.pmis.gov.mn/dundgobi

Dundgovi (Mongolian: Дундговь, Middle Gobi) is one of the 21 aimags (provinces) of Mongolia. It is located in the south of the country, approximately 245 kilometers (152 mi) south of Ulaanbaatar. Its capital is Mandalgovi.

Climate[edit]

Dundgobi province is situated in the south of the country about 240 km from capital city Ulaanbaatar. It has largely semi-arid steppe and low height hills. Temperatures in the summer may top 32 degrees Celsius, while winter temperatures may dip below -30 degrees Celsius. Precipitation is scarce, and air humidity is low.

Seasonal climatic problems include spring sandstorms and winter zud.

Transportation[edit]

There is no commercial air transport to the Dundgobi province. Public transportation includes bus but many of the more rural sums are not on the mass transport lines. Much travel is done via mikrs (micro-bus or Russian furgon) or by private jeeps. The capital, Mandalgovi, is connected to Ulan Bator by a 300 km paved road completed in 2013.[1]

Many locals own 250 cc motorcycles, which they use as their main mode of transportation.

Local Economy[edit]

The province's main industry is animal husbandry and livestock products (such as wool, cashmere). The Dundgobi province is also noted among Mongolian locals for its airag (fermented horse milk), a traditional Mongolian alcoholic drink.

Administrative Subdivision[edit]

Sums of Dundgovi
The Sums of Dundgovi Aimag
Sum Mongolian Population
(1994)[2]
Population
(2005)[3]
Population
(2007)[4]
Area
(km²)[3]
Density
(/km²)
Sum centre
population
(2007)
Adaatsag Адаацаг 2,772 3,202 3,238 3,309 0.98 506
Bayanjargalan Баянжаргалан 1,543 1,213 1,305 3,189 0.41 462
Delgerkhangai Дэлгэрхангай 2,721 2,506 2,530 6,209 0.41 802
Delgertsogt Дэлгэрцогт 2,585 2,251 2,099 2,492 0.84 587
Deren Дэрэн 2,330 2,492 2,408 3,624 0.66 502
Erdenedalai Эрдэнэдалай 6,603 6,712 6,677 7,351 0.91 2,058
Govi-Ugtaal Говь-Угтаал 1,748 1,681 1,714 2,707 0.63 1,022
Gurvansaikhan Гурвансайхан 2,407 2,726 2,578 5,416 0.48 491
Khuld Хулд 2,478 2,551 2,458 6,070 0.40 366
Luus Луус 2,037 2,050 2,106 3,161 0.67 512
Ölziit Өлзийт 2,818 2,800 2,690 15,421 0.17 483
Öndörshil Өндөршил 1,439 1,625 1,616 4,852 0.33 652
Saikhan-Ovoo Сайхан-Овоо 2,698 2,692 2,551 4,055 0.63 598
Saintsagaan Сайнцагаан 14,990 14,090 13,703 3,406 4.02 10,299 *
Tsagaandelger Цагаандэлгэр 1,713 1,323 1,319 3,428 0.38 414

* Sum centre is aimag capital Mandalgovi (Mongolian: Мандалговь )

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.infomongolia.com/ct/ci/7005
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ a b Statistics office of Dornogovi Aimag [2][dead link]
  4. ^ [3][dead link]