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 first station on the Russian side of the border is Naushki.

Taxi service is available at the train station and about a block North. Taxis offer service within Sükhbaatar as well as neighboring Sums, like Shaamar (10,000- 15,000 tugs for whole car or 2,000 per person), You can also get a taxi to Darkhan for 8,000-10,000 tugs per person.

References[edit]

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