Tunel, April 2010
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Tünel (Mongolian: Түнэл) is a sum of Khövsgöl aimag. The area is 3,580 km², of which about one third is forest. In 2000, Tünel had a population of 4,556 people, including some Khotgoid. The sum center, officially named Bulag (Mongolian: Булаг), is located 46 km north-east of Mörön and 667 km from Ulaanbaatar.
The Tünel sum was founded in 1952 from parts of the Büren, Tosontsengel, Erdenebulgan, and Alag-Erdene sums. In 1956, it became part of Bürentogtokh sum, but was separated again in 1959. In 1938, a "Khar Usny Jingiin" negdel was founded in this area, some other small negdels named "Altan Taria", "Khödölmör", "Egiin Dolgio" etc. followed and were joined to form the "Yalalt" negdel in 1956.
M. Nyamaa, Khövsgöl aimgiin lavlakh toli, Ulaanbaatar 2001, p. 138f
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