|• Total||2,090 sq mi (5,410 km2)|
|• Density||0.7/sq mi (0.26/km2)|
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.
The Tsagaannuur sum was split off from Renchinlkhümbe, Khövsgöl in 1985.
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. Tsagaannuur houses the only commercial fishing enterprise in Mongolia.
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.
M. Nyamaa, Khövsgöl aimgiin lavlakh toli, Ulaanbaatar 2001, p. 193f
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