Tsagaannuur, Khövsgöl

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This article is about the Mongolian Sum in the Khövsgöl Province. For other uses, see Tsagaannuur.
Not to be confused with Tsagaan-Üür, Khövsgöl.
Tsagaannuur District
Цагааннуур сум
ᠴᠠᠭᠠᠨᠨᠠᠭᠤᠷᠰᠤᠮᠤ
District
Tsagaannuur District is located in Mongolia
Tsagaannuur District
Tsagaannuur District
Location in Mongolia
Coordinates: 51°21′16″N 99°21′12″E / 51.35444°N 99.35333°E / 51.35444; 99.35333
Country Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia
Province Khövsgöl
Area
 • Total 2,090 sq mi (5,410 km2)
Population (2007)
 • Total 1,411
 • Density 0.7/sq mi (0.26/km2)
Time zone UTC+8

Tsagaannuur (Mongolian: Цагааннуур = white lake) is a sum of Khövsgöl aimag. The area is 5,410 km². In 2000, Tsagaannuur had a population of 1,317 people, of which most identified themselves as Darkhad. 269 inhabitants identified themselves as Tsaatan. The sum center, officially named Gurvansaikhan (Mongolian: Гурвансайхан), is located at the shore of Dood Tsagaan nuur, 279 km north-northeast of Mörön and 1048 km from Ulaanbaatar.

History[edit]

The Tsagaannuur sum was split off from Renchinlkhümbe, Khövsgöl in 1985.

Economy[edit]

In 2004, there were about 8,000 heads of livestock, among them 2,400 goats, 2,100 sheep, 2,300 cattle and yaks, 1,100 horses, 6 camels, and 632 reindeer.[1] Tsagaannuur houses the only commercial fishing enterprise in Mongolia.

Interesting Places[edit]

This sum covers the northwestern part of the Darkhad valley, a basin that is considered remote even by Mongolian standards. Both Tsaatan and Darkhad practice shamanism.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mongolian National Statistical Office: Livestock Count 2004 (in Mongolian)

External links[edit]

Nomadicare http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTi20-Nojwo

Literature[edit]

M. Nyamaa, Khövsgöl aimgiin lavlakh toli, Ulaanbaatar 2001, p. 193f

Coordinates: 51°21′16″N 99°21′12″E / 51.35444°N 99.35333°E / 51.35444; 99.35333