Övörkhangai Province

Övörkhangai (Mongolian: Өвөрхангай, Öwörhangai; "southern Khangai") is one of the 21 aimags (provinces) of Mongolia, located in the south of the country. Its capital is Arvaikheer.

The Shankh Monastery, one of the oldest and most important monasteries, is located in this province, as well as Erdene Zuu monastery and Tövkhön Monastery.

Övörkhangai Provincee held its first Special Olympics games events in 2015.[1]

Uvurkhangai Province

Өвөрхангай аймаг
ᠥᠪᠦᠷᠬᠠᠩᠭ᠋ᠠᠢᠠᠶᠢᠮᠠᠭ
Scenery around Erdene Zuu monastery
Scenery around Erdene Zuu monastery
Flag of Uvurkhangai Province

Flag
Official seal of Uvurkhangai Province

Seal
Övörkhangai in Mongolia
Coordinates: 45°45′N 102°45′E / 45.750°N 102.750°ECoordinates: 45°45′N 102°45′E / 45.750°N 102.750°E
CountryMongolia
Established1931
CapitalArvaikheer
Area
 • Total62,895.33 km2 (24,284.02 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total115,684
 • Density1.8/km2 (4.8/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8
Area code(s)+976 (0)132
ISO 3166 codeMN-055
Vehicle registrationӨВ_
Websitegate1.pmis.gov.mn/uvurkhangai

Transportation

The Arvaikheer Airport (AVK/ZMAH) has one unpaved runway and is served by regular flights to Ulaanbaatar and Altai.

The bus travels from Arvaikheer to Ulaanbaatar every day.

Administrative subdivisions

Mongolia Ovorkhangai sum map
Sums of Övörkhangai
The sums of Övörkhangai Aimag[2]
Sum Mongolian Population
2004 est.
Population
2006 est.
Population
2008 est.
Arvaikheer Арвайхээр 22,546 24,954 25,622
Baruun Bayan-Ulaan Баруун Баян-Улаан 2,586 2,502 2,556
Bat-Ölzii Бат-Өлзий 5,932 5,878 6,189
Bayan-Öndör Баян-Өндөр 3,734 4,077 4,261
Bayangol Баянгол 4,103 3,933 4,572
Bogd Богд 5,708 5,395 5,342
Bürd Бүрд 3,171 3,258 3,135
Guchin-Us Гучин-Ус 2,290 2,279 2,260
Khairkhandulaan Хайрхандулаан 3,388 3,462 3,510
Kharkhorin Хархорин 12,546 13,270 12,901
Khujirt Хужирт 6,781 6,749 6,649
Nariinteel Нарийнтээл 3,797 3,792 3,736
Ölziit Өлзийт 2,805 2,678 2,741
Sant Сант 3,706 3,540 3,525
Taragt Тарагт 3,860 3,424 3,313
Tögrög Төгрөг 2,839 2,691 2,689
Uyanga Уянга 10,003 10,510 9,581
Yesönzüil Есөнзүйл 3,584 3,415 3,422
Züünbayan-Ulaan Зүүнбаян-Улаан 4,268 4,343 4,436

References

  1. ^ "Mongolia Area's First Special Olympics Games". Special Olympics.
  2. ^ Övörkhangai Aimag Sums Statistics, 2009
Arvaikheer

Arvaikheer, also spelt Arwaiheer (Mongolian: Арвайхээр; ᠠᠷᠪᠠᠶᠢᠬᠡᠭᠡᠷ) – meaning "Barley Steppe" – is the capital of Övörkhangai Aimag (province) and one of the most central points of Mongolia.

It is a centre for traditional crafts, goat herding and equestrian sports, and hosts a large regional horse festival every year. Arvaikheer has a population of 19,058 (2000 census), 23,298 (2004 est.), 24,954 (2006 est.), 25,622 (2008 est.). Arvaikheer is by far the largest town in the aimag.

Baruun Bayan-Ulaan, Övörkhangai

Baruun Bayan-Ulaan (Mongolian: Баруун Баян-Улаан, West rich red) is a sum (district) of Övörkhangai Province in southern Mongolia.

Bat-Ölzii, Övörkhangai

Bat-Ölzii (Mongolian: Бат-Өлзий, Firm bless) is a sum (district) of Övörkhangai Province in southern Mongolia.

Bayan-Öndör, Övörkhangai

Bayan-Öndör (Mongolian: Баян-Өндөр, Rich tall) is a sum (district) of Övörkhangai Province in southern Mongolia.

Bayangol, Övörkhangai

Bayangol (Mongolian: Баянгол, Rich river) is a sum (district) of Övörkhangai Province in southern Mongolia.

Bogd, Övörkhangai

Bogd (Mongolian: Богд) is a sum (district) of Övörkhangai Province in southern Mongolia.

Bürd, Övörkhangai

Bürd (Mongolian: Бүрд) is a sum (district) of Övörkhangai Province in southern Mongolia.

Guchin-Us, Övörkhangai

Guchin-Us (Mongolian: Гучин-Ус, Thirty water) is a sum (district) of Övörkhangai Province in southern Mongolia. It had an estimated 2,260 inhabitants in 2008.The town of Arguut, 104 km from the Province capital Arvaikheer, is the administrative center of the sum, but mostly it is called "Guchin Us" as well.There are several prehistoric rock paintings and buddhist inscriptions in the north-east of the town, close to the unpaved road to Arvaikheer.

Khairkhandulaan, Övörkhangai

Khairkhandulaan (Mongolian: Хайрхандулаан, Mountain warm) is a sum (district) of Övörkhangai Province in southern Mongolia.

Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin (Mongolian: Хархорин) is a town and sum (district) center in Övörkhangai Province in Mongolia. The sum population was 13,828 (1994), 13,964 (2000), and 13,496 (2003). The population of Kharkhorin town itself was 13,977 in 2003 and covered an area of 20.5 km2.

Kharkhorin is located at the lower end of the upper valley of the Orkhon River which is included within UNESCO's World Heritage Site Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape. The location marks the easternmost foothills of the Khangai Mountains, where they meet the rolling steppe of central Mongolia.

Nearby are the ruins of the ancient town of Karakorum (also known as Kharkhorum or Qara Qorum) which, for a short time, served as the capital of the Mongol Empire under Ogedei Khan. Another Kharkhorin landmark is Erdene Zuu monastery and its famous phallic rock. The important Paleolithic archaeological site of Moiltyn-am is located near the bridge over the Orkhon River, just west of the settlement. A modern resort is south of Kharkhorin at Khujirt on the Orkhon River.

Kharkhorin's principal sources of income are tourism and agriculture. Water from the Orkhon River serves to irrigate crops on the large plain east of the town. The Kharkhorin Airport (KHR/ZMHH) has one unpaved runway and is served by regular flights from and to Mongolia's capital, Ulan Bator.

Khujirt

Khujirt (Mongolian: Хужирт) is a sum (district) of Övörkhangai Province in central Mongolia. The total population of the sum in 2008 was 6,649.

Nariinteel, Övörkhangai

Nariinteel (Mongolian: Нарийнтээл) is a sum (district) of Övörkhangai Province in southern Mongolia. The sum centre is 135 km to the West from Övörkhangai aimag centre Arvaikheer and 565 km from the Mongolia capital Ulan Bator.

The Bayanteeg coal mine and the settlement are approx. 40 km to the South from the sum centre.

Sant, Övörkhangai

Sant (Mongolian: Сант) is a sum (district) of Övörkhangai Province in southern Mongolia.

Taragt, Övörkhangai

Taragt (Mongolian: Тарагт) is a sum (district) of Övörkhangai Province in southern Mongolia.

Peljidiin Genden was born in present-day Taragt sum.

Tögrög, Övörkhangai

Tögrög (Mongolian: Төгрөг) is a sum (district) of Övörkhangai Province in south-central Mongolia.

Uyanga, Övörkhangai

Uyanga (Mongolian: Уянга) is a sum (district) of Övörkhangai Province in southern Mongolia.

Yesönzüil, Övörkhangai

Yesönzüil (Mongolian: Есөнзүйл) is a sum (district) of Övörkhangai Province in southern Mongolia.

Züünbayan-Ulaan, Övörkhangai

Züünbayan-Ulaan (Mongolian: Зүүн Баян-Улаан, East rich red) is a sum (district) of Övörkhangai Province in southern Mongolia.

Ölziit, Övörkhangai

Ölziit (Mongolian: Өлзийт) is a sum (district) of Övörkhangai Province in southern Mongolia.

Places adjacent to Övörkhangai Province
Aimags (provinces)
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