Bulgan Province

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Bulgan Province

Булган аймаг
ᠪᠤᠯᠠᠭᠠᠨᠠᠶᠢᠮᠠᠭ
Flag of Bulgan Province
Flag
Coat of arms of Bulgan Province
Coat of arms
Bulgan in Mongolia.svg
Coordinates: 48°48′N 103°33′E / 48.800°N 103.550°E / 48.800; 103.550Coordinates: 48°48′N 103°33′E / 48.800°N 103.550°E / 48.800; 103.550
CountryMongolia
Established1938 (1938)
CapitalBulgan
Area
 • Total48,733.00 km2 (18,815.92 sq mi)
Population
(2017)
 • Total62,027
 • Density1.3/km2 (3.3/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8
Area code(s)+976 (0)134
ISO 3166 codeMN-067
Vehicle registrationБУ_
Websitebulgan.gov.mn

Bulgan (Mongolian: Булган) is one of the 21 aimags (provinces) of Mongolia, located in northern Mongolia. Its capital is also named Bulgan.

Geography[edit]

The aimag is surrounded by Russia (Buryatia) in the north, the aimags Khövsgöl in the northwest, Arkhangai in the southwest, Övörkhangai in the south, Töv in the southeast, and Selenge in the northeast. The small Orkhon Aimag forms an enclave at the border to Selenge.

The north of the aimag is characterized by alpine forests, gradually blending in the arid steppe plains of the central Mongolian highland. The main rivers are the Orkhon and the Selenge, both of which enter the aimag from Övörkhangai. As a result, southern Bulgan is one of Mongolia's few arable regions.

Transportation[edit]

The Bulgan Airport (UGA/ZMBN) has one unpaved runway and is served by regular flights to Ulaanbaatar, Khovd, and Mörön.

Administrative Subdivisions[edit]

Sums of Bulgan
The Sums of Bulgan Aimag
Sum Mongolian Population
(2005)[1]
Population
(2008)[2]
Population
(2009)[3]
Sum centre
population
Bayan-Agt Баян-Агт 2,823 3,014 3,048 783
Bayannuur Баяннуур 1,303 1,418 1,526 857
Bugat Бугат 1,799 1,873 1,890 741
Bulgan Булган 11,984 12,323 12,396 11,221*
Büregkhangai Бүрэгхангай 2,123 2,366 2,406 867
Dashinchilen Дашинчилэн 2,422 2,332 2,574 978
Gurvanbulag Гурванбулаг 3,221 3,052 3,119 617
Khangal Хангал 4,442 4,574 4,700 3747**
Khishig-Öndör Хишиг-Өндөр 3,057 3,196 3,171 1,275
Khutag-Öndör Хутаг-Өндөр 4,236 4,561 4,591 1,950
Mogod Могод 2,609 2,658 2,738 581
Orkhon Орхон 2,941 2,932 3,012 985
Rashaant Рашаант 3,206 3,083 3,131 1,672
Saikhan Сайхан 3,685 3,748 3,747 1,139***
Selenge Сэлэнгэ 3,057 3,248 3,271 1,879
Teshig Тэшиг 3,520 3,496 3,514 1,038

* - The aimag capital Bulgan city.

** - data includes Khyalganat urban-type settlement (3,300 pop.), 25 km North from the Khangal sum centre

*** - data includes Saikhan-Ovoo urban-type settlement (500 pop.), 25 km North-West from the Saikhan sum centre

Uran Togoo, a mountain in western Bulgan

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