Govi-Altai Province

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Govi-Altai Province
Говь-Алтай аймаг
ᠭᠣᠪᠢᠠᠯᠲᠠᠢᠠᠶᠢᠮᠠᠭ
Province
Flag of Govi-Altai Province
Flag
Coat of arms of Govi-Altai Province
Coat of arms
Govi-Altai in Mongolia.svg
Coordinates: 45°30′N 95°30′E / 45.500°N 95.500°E / 45.500; 95.500Coordinates: 45°30′N 95°30′E / 45.500°N 95.500°E / 45.500; 95.500
Country Mongolia
Established 1940
Capital Altai
Area
 • Total 141,447.67 km2 (54,613.25 sq mi)
Highest elevation 3,802 m (12,474 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 53,590
 • Density 0.38/km2 (0.98/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8
Area code(s) +976 (0)148
ISO 3166 code MN-065
Vehicle registration ГА_
Website gate1.pmis.gov.mn/gobi-altai

Govi-Altai (Mongolian: Говь-Алтай, Gobi-Altai) is one of the 21 aimags (provinces) of Mongolia. It is located in the west of the country.

Transportation[edit]

The Altai Airport (LTI/ZMAT) has one paved runway and is served by regular flights to Arvaikheer, Bayankhongor and Ulan Bator. The new arrival/departure building was opened to the public in 2013.

Administrative subdivision[edit]

Sums of Govi-Altai

The capital Altai is geographically located in Yesönbulag sum, and not to be confused with the Altai sum in the south of the aimag.

The sums of Govi-Altai Aimag
Sum Mongolian Area
(km²)[1]
Population
2007(est.)[1]
Population
2009(est.)[2]
Density
(/km²)
Distance
from Altai
city (km)[1]
Altai Алтай 20,256 2,386 2,152 0.11 318
Bayan-Uul Баян-Уул 5,836 2,953 2,943 0.50 146
Biger Бигэр 3,826 2,460 2,197 0.57 108
Bugat Бугат 9,921 2,461 2,257 0.23 219
Chandmani Чандмань 4,629 2,024 2,053 0.44 189
Darvi Дарви 3,523 1,877 1,819 0.52 212
Delger Дэлгэр 6,625 3,066 3,104 0.47 88
Erdene Эрдэнэ 26,066 2,280 2,288 0.09 223
Khaliun Халиун 4,214 2,546 2,497 0.59 87
Khökh morit Хөх морьт 6,314 2,404 2,461 0.39 215
Jargalan Жаргалан 3,683 1,885 1,904 0.52 102
Sharga Шарга 5,566 1,930 1,921 0.35 79
Taishir Тайшир 3,913 1,575 1,536 0.39 43
Tögrög Төгрөг 5,343 1,871 1,914 0.36 148
Tonkhil Тонхил 7,322 2,388 2,402 0.33 218
Tseel Цээл 5,631 2,235 2,038 0.36 167
Tsogt Цогт 16,618 3,950 3,697 0.22 187
Yesönbulag* Есөнбулаг 2,161 17,527 16,243 7.52 0

* - includes the capital of Govi-Altai Aimag, Altai City.

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