List of cities in Mongolia

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This is a list of cities in Mongolia.

The following table includes cities of more than 7,500 inhabitants. The results are from the census of January 5, 2000 as well as from a population estimation for the end of 2008. If 2008 year data was not accessible, the closest and most reliable data was used and noted by an index.

The population for previous years show the historical significance of population growth and urbanisation throughout Mongolia.

Population data[edit]

The higher level administrative unit is the aimag, except for Ulaanbaatar which administrates its own federal district (Nalaikh and Baganuur are administrated by Ulaanbaatar. The numbers of inhabitants relate to the cities proper without surrounding districts.

List of Mongolian cities
Rank Name 1979 est.[1][2][3] 1989 est.[4][5] 2000 census[6][7] 2008 est.[8] 2010 Census[citation needed] Change since 2000 Census Province/Municipality
1 Ulaanbaatar * 396,300 540,600 711,900 1,008,738 1,089,358 Increase377,458 Ulaanbaatar
2 Darkhan 49,100 - 68,310 120,866 150,379 Increase30,069 Darkhan-Uul Province
3 Erdenet 29,100 - 65,791 86,300 91, 738 Increase15,947 Orkhon Province
4 Choibalsan 28,500 37,300 40,123 38,150 38,537 Decrease1,586 Dornod Province
5 Mörön 16,500 21,300 28,903 36,082 35,789 Increase6,886 Khövsgöl Province
6 Nalaikh - - 23,600 29,115 30,049 Increase6,449 Ulaanbaatar
7 Bayankhongor 16,300 21,200 22,066 26,252 29,817 Increase7,751 Bayankhongor Province
8 Ölgii 18,700 27,200 25,791 27,855 29,392 Increase3,601 Bayan-Ölgii Province
9 Khovd 17,500 24,100 25,765 28,601 29,012 Increase3,247 Khovd Province
10 Arvaikheer 12,300 16,900 19,058 25,622 27,162 Increase8,104 Övörkhangai Province
11 Ulaangom 17,900 22,900 25,993 21,406 27,152 Increase1,159 Uvs Province
12 Baganuur - - 21,100 25,877 22,210 Increase1,110 Ulaanbaatar
13 Tsetserleg 14,700 20,300 18,519 16,300 20,604 Increase2,085 Arkhangai Province
14 Sükhbaatar 14,300 19,600 22,374 19,626 19,662 Decrease2,712 Selenge Province
15 Dalanzadgad 10,000 14,300 14,050 16,856 18,740 Increase4,690 Ömnögovi Province
16 Sainshand 11,100 10,300 18,290 25,210 28,800 Increase445 Dornogovi Province
17 Züünkharaa 11,400 - 15,000(2004) - 18,002 Steady Selenge Province
18 Uliastai 15,400 20,300 18,154 16,240 17,468 Decrease686 Zavkhan Province
19 Öndörkhaan 11,100 14,400 18,003 14,800 17,164 Decrease839 Khentii Province
20 Altai 13,700 18,800 15,741 15,800 15,492 Decrease249 Govi-Altai Province
21 Baruun-Urt 11,600 16,100 15,133 12,994 14,089 Decrease1,044 Sükhbaatar Province
22 Zuunmod 9,800 15,800 14,837 14,568 13,330 Decrease1,507 Töv Province
23 Zamyn-Üüd - - 5,486 11,527 13,285 Increase7,799 Dornogovi Province
24 Bulgan 11,300 12,800 12,681 11,198 11,320 Decrease1,361 Bulgan Province
25 Mandalgovi 10,200 16,100 14,517 10,299 10,888 Decrease3,629 Dundgovi Province
26 Choir 4,500 - 8,983 7,998 8,526 Decrease457 Govisümber Province
27 Kharkhorin - - 8,977(2003) - 8,411 Steady Övörkhangai Province
28 Bor-Öndör - - 6,406(2001) 8,902 8,080 Steady Khentii Province
29 Sharyngol - - 8,902 7,798 7,795 Decrease1,107 Darkhan-Uul Province

Colour key:

  • Salmon cells indicate that the population has declined or experienced minimal (<1%) growth.
  • Light green cells indicate a growth between 1-2%.
  • Dark Green cells indicate a growth of greater than or equal to 2%.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ City Population - Historical population figures
  2. ^ Statistisches Bundesamt: Statistik des Auslands - Mongolei, 1985
  3. ^ Encyclopedia "Cartactual," published 01/01/85
  4. ^ City Population - Historical population figures
  5. ^ http://www.nso.mn/eng/index.php National Statistical Office of Mongolia (accessed May 2, 2007)
  6. ^ City Population - Historical population figures
  7. ^ (2000) PADCO: Mongolia Urban Development and Housing Sector Strategy, Final Report, Vol. 2, published 2005.
  8. ^ City Population - Historical population figures

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