Shine-Ider, Khövsgöl

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Shine-Ider District
Шинэ-Идэр сум
Country Mongolia
Province Khövsgöl Province
Time zone UTC + 8 (UTC+8)

Shine-Ider (Mongolian: Шинэ-Идэр) is a sum of Khövsgöl aimag. The area is about 2,050 km², of which 1,700 km² are pasture. In 2000, the sum had 4348 inhabitants, mainly Khalkha. The sum center, officially named Erdenet (Mongolian: Эрдэнэт), is located 123 km south-southeast of Mörön and 839 kilometers from Ulaanbaatar.


The Shine-Ider sum was founded in 1923 as Chandmana sum of the Tsetserleg Mandal Uulyn aimag's Chandmana-Ölziit Dalain khoshuu. In 1931, it became the Chandmana sum of the newly founded Arkhangai aimag. In 1942 it became part of Khövsgöl aimag, and was renamed Shine-Ider in 1956. The local Jargalyn Zam (Road of Happiness) negdel was founded in 1954.


In 2004, there were roughly 111,000 heads of livestock, among them 62,000 sheep, 35,000 goats, 7,200 cattle and yaks, 5,700 horses, and 56 camels.[1]

Interesting Places[edit]

There are some rock paintings in the area.


M.Nyamaa, Khövsgöl aimgiin lavlakh toli, Ulaanbaatar 2001, p. 212f


Coordinates: 48°56′53″N 99°32′04″E / 48.94806°N 99.53444°E / 48.94806; 99.53444