Khankh, Khövsgöl

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Khankh District
Ханх сум
Country Mongolia
Province Khövsgöl Province
Time zone UTC + 8 (UTC+8)

Khankh (Mongolian: Ханх) is a sum of Khövsgöl aimag. The area is about 5,500 km².[1] In 2000, the sum had 2140 inhabitants. The center, officially named Turt (Mongolian: Турт), is situated on the shore of Lake Khövsgöl, 280 km north of Mörön, 1020 kilometers from Ulaanbaatar, and 22 km from the Khankh/Mondy border crossing to Russia.


The Khankh sum was founded, together with the whole Khövsgöl aimag, in 1931. In 1933, it had about 1,000 inhabitants in 346 households, and about 13,200 heads of livestock. In 1955, the sum was dissolved, some parts were joined to Chandmani-Öndör, the rest became Turt khoroo. In 1959, the sum was reestablished, but became part of Renchinlkhümbe in 1978. In 1994, it was reestablished again. In 1956, the local Khövsgöl Dolgio negdel was founded.


In 2004, there were roughly 26,000 heads of livestock, among them 6,600 sheep, 7,500 goats, 8,900 cattle and yaks, 2,600 horses, and 6 camels.[2] In 2000, the sum center was connected to the Russian power grid.

Interesting Places[edit]

The sum borders Lake Khövsgöl. The aimags highest mountain, Mönkhsaridag, is located at the border to Russia.


M.Nyamaa, Khövsgöl aimgiin lavlakh toli, Ulaanbaatar 2001, p. 156f

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ probably including the surface of Lake Khövsgöl
  2. ^ National Statistical Office: Livestock count 2004 (in Mongolian), p.111 Archived 2007-06-15 at the Wayback Machine.

Coordinates: 51°30′42″N 100°39′13″E / 51.51167°N 100.65361°E / 51.51167; 100.65361