Sükhbaatar (city)

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Sükhbaatar
Сүхбаатар
ᠰᠦᠬᠡᠪᠠᠭᠠᠲᠤᠷ
District
Sükhbaatar District
Сүхбаатар сум
ᠰᠦᠬᠡᠪᠠᠭᠠᠲᠤᠷᠰᠤᠮᠤ
Sükhbaatar outskirts with Russian border in the background
Sükhbaatar outskirts with Russian border in the background
Sükhbaatar is located in Mongolia
Sükhbaatar
Sükhbaatar
Location in Mongolia
Coordinates: 50°14′11″N 106°12′23″E / 50.23639°N 106.20639°E / 50.23639; 106.20639
Country Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia
Province Selenge Province
Founded 1940
Area
 • Total 45.0 km2 (17.4 sq mi)
Elevation 1,124 m (3,688 ft)
Population (2017)
 • Total 22,741
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Climate Dwb

Sükhbaatar (Mongolian: Сүхбаатар, ᠰᠤᠻᠪᠠᠠᠲᠠᠷ, Russian: Сухэ-Батор) is the capital of Selenge Province in northern Mongolia, on the Orkhon river. As of late 2007, the city population is 19,224.[1]

History[edit]

The city was founded in 1940 and named after the Mongolian revolutionary leader Damdin Sükhbaatar.

Transport[edit]

Sükhbaatar is the northernmost railway station on the Trans-Mongolian Railway in Mongolia. The first railway station on the Russian side of the border is Naushki.

Taxi service is available at the railway station and about a block north. Taxis offer service within Sükhbaatar as well as neighbouring Sums, like Shaamar (10,000- 15,000 tugs for whole car or 2,000 per person), you can also get a taxi to Darkhan for 8,000-10,000 tugs per person.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 50°14′11″N 106°12′23″E / 50.23639°N 106.20639°E / 50.23639; 106.20639