Zuunmod

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Zuunmod District
Зуунмод сум
ᠵᠠᠭᠤᠨᠮᠣᠳᠤᠰᠤᠮᠤ
District
Zuunmod sum center
Zuunmod sum center
Zuunmod District is located in Mongolia
Zuunmod District
Zuunmod District
Coordinates: 47°42′25″N 106°56′58″E / 47.70694°N 106.94944°E / 47.70694; 106.94944
Country Mongolia
Province Töv Province
Area
 • Total 19.18 km2 (7.41 sq mi)
Elevation 1,530 m (5,020 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 14,660
 • Density 760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC + 8 (UTC+8)
Area code(s) +976 (0) 272

Zuunmod (Mongolian: Зуунмод; ᠵᠠᠭᠤᠨᠮᠣᠳᠤ, "Hundred Trees") is the administrative seat of Mongolia's Töv Province. It has a population of 14,660 (2006) inhabitants and an area of 19.18 square kilometres.[1] Zuunmod is located on the south side of Bogd Khan Mountain, 43 kilometres (27 mi) south of the capital city of Ulaanbaatar.

Zuunmod was established as the administrative center of Töv Province in 1942. Until that time, the administration of the aimag had been located in Ulaanbaatar.

The historically significant Battle of Jao Modo took place here in early May 1649, ending with the victory for the Qing dynasty.

Livestock[edit]

In 2004, Zuunmod officially had roughly 24,000 head of livestock, among them 8,500 goats, 12,000 sheep, 2,000 cattle, about as many horses, and no camels.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Mandakhnaran Ganzorig, two-time world bronze medalist; Asian Games champion; 2016 Olympian ; member of the Mongolian National team
  • Sukhbat Agvaansamdan, two-time Sumo world champion; Mongolian 4x time National wrestling champion; former the Mongolian National team

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Төв аймгийн төв Зуунмод хот нь 1918 га газартай": Töv aimag official site[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ National Statistical Office: Livestock count 2004 (in Mongolian), p.109 Archived June 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

Coordinates: 47°42′25″N 106°56′58″E / 47.70694°N 106.94944°E / 47.70694; 106.94944