Övörkhangai Provincee held its first Special Olympics games events in 2015.
Scenery around Erdene Zuu monastery
|• Total||62,895.33 km2 (24,284.02 sq mi)|
|• Density||1.8/km2 (4.8/sq mi)|
|Area code(s)||+976 (0)132|
|ISO 3166 code||MN-055|
The bus travels from Arvaikheer to Ulaanbaatar every day.
|Baruun Bayan-Ulaan||Баруун Баян-Улаан||2,586||2,502||2,556|
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