Mandalgovi

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Mandalgovi
Мандалговь
ᠮᠠᠨᠳᠠᠯᠭᠣᠪᠢ
District
Saintsagaan District
Сайнцагаан сум
ᠰᠠᠶᠢᠩᠴᠠᠭᠠᠨᠰᠤᠮᠤ
Mandalgovi is located in Mongolia
Mandalgovi
Mandalgovi
Coordinates: 45°46′0″N 106°16′11″E / 45.76667°N 106.26972°E / 45.76667; 106.26972Coordinates: 45°46′0″N 106°16′11″E / 45.76667°N 106.26972°E / 45.76667; 106.26972
Country Mongolia
Province Dundgovi Province
Area
 • Total 11 km2 (4 sq mi)
Elevation 1,395 m (4,577 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 10,299
 • Density 940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone UTC + 8 (UTC+8)

Mandalgovi (Mongolian: Мандалговь; ᠮᠠᠨᠳᠠᠯᠭᠣᠪᠢ; also Mandalgov' or Mandalgobi) is the capital of the Dundgovi Province of Mongolia, about 300 km south of Ulaanbaatar on the border of the Gobi Desert. It has 10,506 inhabitants (2005), 10,299 (2007). The city administrative unit's official name is Saintsagaan sum.

Climate[edit]

Mandalgovi has a cold semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSk) bordering on a cold desert climate (Köppen BWk) with warm summers and very cold winters. Most precipitation falls in the summer as rain. Winters are very dry.

Climate data for Mandalgovi
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 3.3
(37.9)
14.7
(58.5)
18.0
(64.4)
26.7
(80.1)
32.6
(90.7)
35.6
(96.1)
35.8
(96.4)
36.5
(97.7)
29.7
(85.5)
27.0
(80.6)
15.4
(59.7)
7.5
(45.5)
36.5
(97.7)
Average high °C (°F) −11.3
(11.7)
−7.4
(18.7)
0.8
(33.4)
10.9
(51.6)
19.4
(66.9)
24.1
(75.4)
25.5
(77.9)
23.8
(74.8)
17.9
(64.2)
9.5
(49.1)
−2.0
(28.4)
−9.0
(15.8)
8.52
(47.33)
Daily mean °C (°F) −17.5
(0.5)
−14.7
(5.5)
−6.6
(20.1)
2.6
(36.7)
11.2
(52.2)
16.7
(62.1)
18.7
(65.7)
17.0
(62.6)
10.2
(50.4)
1.7
(35.1)
−8.7
(16.3)
−15.8
(3.6)
1.23
(34.23)
Average low °C (°F) −23.3
(−9.9)
−20.7
(−5.3)
−13.0
(8.6)
−4.2
(24.4)
3.9
(39)
10.0
(50)
13.2
(55.8)
11.3
(52.3)
4.7
(40.5)
−4.1
(24.6)
−14.9
(5.2)
−21.4
(−6.5)
−4.88
(23.23)
Record low °C (°F) −38.3
(−36.9)
−34.5
(−30.1)
−30.9
(−23.6)
−25.4
(−13.7)
−10.0
(14)
−4.6
(23.7)
1.5
(34.7)
−2.6
(27.3)
−8.6
(16.5)
−24.0
(−11.2)
−31.3
(−24.3)
−35.6
(−32.1)
−38.3
(−36.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 4.0
(0.157)
1.4
(0.055)
1.8
(0.071)
3.3
(0.13)
10.5
(0.413)
24.6
(0.969)
39.8
(1.567)
43.0
(1.693)
15.8
(0.622)
4.8
(0.189)
2.1
(0.083)
1.1
(0.043)
152.2
(5.992)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 0.1 0.5 0.5 0.9 1.6 3.5 6.7 6.0 2.1 0.8 0.6 0.4 23.7
Source: NOAA (1961-1990) [1]

Transportation[edit]

The city is connected to Ulaanbaatar by a 300 km paved road completed in October 2013.[2]

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