Govi-Altai Province

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Govi-Altai Province
Говь-Алтай аймаг
ᠭᠣᠪᠢᠠᠯᠲᠠᠢᠠᠶᠢᠮᠠᠭ
Province
Sutai Mount (Sutay Uul) in the western part of Govi-Altai Province
Sutai Mount (Sutay Uul) in the western part of Govi-Altai Province
Flag of Govi-Altai Province
Flag
Coat of arms of Govi-Altai Province
Coat of arms
Govi-Altai in Mongolia.svg
Coordinates: 45°30′N 95°30′E / 45.500°N 95.500°E / 45.500; 95.500Coordinates: 45°30′N 95°30′E / 45.500°N 95.500°E / 45.500; 95.500
CountryMongolia
Established1940
CapitalAltai
Area
 • Total141,447.67 km2 (54,613.25 sq mi)
Highest elevation3,802 m (12,474 ft)
Population (2017)
 • Total57,440
 • Density0.41/km2 (1.1/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8
Area code(s)+976 (0)148
ISO 3166 codeMN-065
Vehicle registrationГА_
Websitewww.govi-altai.gov.mn

Govi-Altai (Mongolian: Говь-Алтай, Gobi-Altai) is one of the 21 aimags (provinces) of Mongolia. The province is located in the west of the country and is home to Salkhin Sandag NGO, which works to protect its main water source, the Zavkhan River.

Transportation[edit]

The Altai Airport (LTI/ZMAT) has one paved runway and is served by regular flights to Arvaikheer, Bayankhongor and Ulaanbaatar. The new arrival/departure building was opened to the public in 2013.

Administrative subdivisions[edit]

Sums of Govi-Altai

The capital Altai is geographically located in Yesönbulag sum, and not to be confused with the Altai sum in the south of the aimag.

The sums of Govi-Altai Aimag
Sum Mongolian Area
(km²)[1]
Population
2007(est.)[1]
Population
2009(est.)[2]
Density
(/km²)
Distance
from Altai
city (km)[1]
Altai Алтай 20,256 2,386 2,152 0.11 318
Bayan-Uul Баян-Уул 5,836 2,953 2,943 0.50 146
Biger Бигэр 3,826 2,460 2,197 0.57 108
Bugat Бугат 9,921 2,461 2,257 0.23 219
Chandmani Чандмань 4,629 2,024 2,053 0.44 189
Darvi Дарви 3,523 1,877 1,819 0.52 212
Delger Дэлгэр 6,625 3,066 3,104 0.47 88
Erdene Эрдэнэ 26,066 2,280 2,288 0.09 223
Khaliun Халиун 4,214 2,546 2,497 0.59 87
Khökh morit Хөх морьт 6,314 2,404 2,461 0.39 215
Jargalan Жаргалан 3,683 1,885 1,904 0.52 102
Sharga Шарга 5,566 1,930 1,921 0.35 79
Taishir Тайшир 3,913 1,575 1,536 0.39 43
Tögrög Төгрөг 5,343 1,871 1,914 0.36 148
Tonkhil Тонхил 7,322 2,388 2,402 0.33 218
Tseel Цээл 5,631 2,235 2,038 0.36 167
Tsogt Цогт 16,618 3,950 3,697 0.22 187
Yesönbulag* Есөнбулаг 2,161 17,527 16,243 7.52 0

*Includes the capital of Govi-Altai Aimag, Altai City.

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