Dornod Province

Dornod (Mongolian: Дорнод, literally "the East") is the easternmost of the 21 aimags (provinces) of Mongolia. Its capital is Choibalsan.

Dornod Province

Дорнод аймаг
ᠳᠣᠷᠤᠨᠠᠳᠤᠠᠶᠢᠮᠠᠭ

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Coordinates: 48°04′N 114°30′E
CountryMongolia
Established1941 (1941)
CapitalChoibalsan
Area
  Total123,597.43 km2 (47,721.23 sq mi)
Elevation
807 m (2,648 ft)
Population
 (2017)
  Total76,507
  Density0.62/km2 (1.6/sq mi)
 [1]
Time zoneUTC+8
Area code(s)+976 (0)158
ISO 3166 codeMN-061
Vehicle registrationДО_
Websitedornod.gov.mn

Population

Halh are the ethnic majority of the Dornod aimag, but Buryat ethnic group is 22.8% of population total (17,196 in 2000, census) concentrated in the north-eastern sums of Dashbalbar, Tsagaan-Ovoo, Bayan-Uul, Bayandun and aimag capital Choibalsan. There are several small ethnic groups: Barga (populates Gurvanzagal and Hölönbuir sums), Uzemchin (are present in Sergelen, Bayantümen, Bulgan, Chuluunhoroot sums and Choibalsan city), Hamnigan ethnic group (Bayan-Uul and Tsagaan-Ovoo sums).[2]

History

The aimag was created during the administrative reorganisation of 1941 with the name of Choibalsan, after the communist leader Khorloogiin Choibalsan. The capital, which previously had been called Bayan Tümen, also received the name Choibalsan. In 1963, the aimag was given the current name Dornod.

Transportation

The Choibalsan International Airport (COQ/ZMCD) has one paved runway, and is served by regular flights to Ulaanbaatar and Hailar, China.

Administrative subdivisions

The sums of Dornod Aimag
Sum Mongolian Area (km²)[3] Population
(2005)[4]
Population
(2009)[5]
Density
(/km²)
Sum centre
population
BayandunБаяндун6,2372,9062,9360.471,231
BayantümenБаянтүмэн8,3211,9452,0060.24840
Bayan-UulБаян-Уул5,6234,7374,4510.792,553
BulganБулган7,1111,8601,7750.25815
ChoibalsanЧойбалсан10,1522,8442,6910.271,305
Chuluunkhoroot (Ereentsav)Чулуунхороот (Эрээнцав)6,5391,5181,6090.25696
DashbalbarДашбалбар8,7133,3473,2460.371,461
GurvanzagalГурванзагал5,2521,3861,3380.25441
KhalkhgolХалхгол28,0932,8633,2030.111,756
Kherlen[1]Хэрлэн28140,66740,439143.9140,439
KhölönbuirХөлөнбуйр3,7731,8471,7760.47804
MatadМатад22,8312,2742,5260.11834
SergelenСэргэлэн4,1692,1942,1980.53577
Tsagaan-OvooЦагаан-Овоо6,5023,3933,6960.571,488

^1 - Sum center is aimag capital Choibalsan (Чойбалсан)

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