Chandmani-Öndör, Khövsgöl

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Chandmani-Öndör District
Чандмань-Өндөр сум
Country Mongolia
Province Khövsgöl Province
Time zone UTC + 8 (UTC+8)

Chandmani-Öndör (Mongolian: Чандмань-Өндөр) is a sum of Khövsgöl aimag. The area is about 4,490 km². In 2000, the sum had 3036 inhabitants, including some Uriankhai. The center, officially named Khökhöö (Mongolian: Хөхөө) is located 190 km north-northeast of Mörön and 758 kilometers from Ulaanbaatar.


The Chandmani-Öndör sum was founded, together with the whole Khövsgöl aimag, in 1931. In 1933, it had about 2,300 inhabitants in 816 households, and about 42,000 heads of livestock. In 1956 it was joined with Tsagaan-Üür, but became separate again in 1959. From 1952 to 1990, Chandmani-Öndör was the seat of the Leninii aldar negdel.


In 2004, there were roughly 41,000 heads of livestock, among them 10,000 sheep, 13,000 goats, 14,000 cattle and yaks, and 4,100 horses, but no camels.[1]

Interesting Places[edit]

Some locals believe that Alan Goa, one of the more prominent ancestors of Genghis Khan mentioned in the Secret History of the Mongols, hails from the Arig gol river that runs through Chandmani-Öndör. A statue of her has been erected close to the river in 1992.


M.Nyamaa, Khövsgöl aimgiin lavlakh toli, Ulaanbaatar 2001, p. 204f


  1. ^ National Statistical Office: Livestock count 2004 (in Mongolian), p.111 Archived June 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

Coordinates: 50°28′30″N 100°55′55″E / 50.47500°N 100.93194°E / 50.47500; 100.93194