Khongor, Darkhan-Uul

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Khongor District
Хонгор сум
ᠬᠣᠩᠭ᠋ᠤᠷᠰᠤᠮᠤ
District
Garden in Khongor soum, once fertile and populated before the environmental catastrophe
Garden in Khongor soum, once fertile and populated before the environmental catastrophe
Country Mongolia
Province Darkhan-Uul Province
Time zone UTC + 8 (UTC+8)

Khongor (Mongolian: Хонгор, soft or sweetheart) is a sum (district) of Darkhan-Uul Province in northern Mongolia. The sum center has railway station on the Ulan-Ude - Ulan Bator - Beijing line. The most important railway station is 13 km S from sum center, where at Salkhit settlement Salkhit - Erdenet line starts.

In 2007, Khongor was the scene of an apparently massive contamination case that involved sodium cyanide and mercury compounds, materials used for small-scale gold mining. The case aroused considerable attention in the national media, and it was even discussed to relocate the settlement.[1][2]

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Coordinates: 49°18′26″N 105°56′11″E / 49.30722°N 105.93639°E / 49.30722; 105.93639