Sükhbaatar (city)

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Sükhbaatar District
Сүхбаатар
ᠰᠦᠬᠡᠪᠠᠭᠠᠲᠤᠷ
District
Sükhbaatar District
Сүхбаатар сум
ᠰᠦᠬᠡᠪᠠᠭᠠᠲᠤᠷᠰᠤᠮᠤ
Sükhbaatar outskirts with Russian border in the background
Sükhbaatar outskirts with Russian border in the background
Sükhbaatar District is located in Mongolia
Sükhbaatar District
Sükhbaatar District
Location in Mongolia
Coordinates: 50°14′11″N 106°12′23″E / 50.23639°N 106.20639°E / 50.23639; 106.20639
Country Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia
Province Selenge Province
Founded 1940
Elevation 1,124 m (3,688 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 19,224

Sükhbaatar (Mongolian: Сүхбаатар, ᠰᠤᠻᠪᠠᠠᠲᠠᠷ, Russian: Сухэ-Батор) is the capital of Selenge Province in northern Mongolia, on the Orkhon river.

City population is 19,224 (end of 2007[1])

History[edit]

Museum of Selenge Province

The city was founded in 1940 and named after the Mongolian revolutionary leader Damdin Sükhbaatar.

Transport[edit]

Sükhbaatar is the northernmost station on the Trans-Mongolian Railway. The station on the opposite, Russian, side of the border is Naushki.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 50°14′11″N 106°12′23″E / 50.23639°N 106.20639°E / 50.23639; 106.20639