Altai, Bayan-Ölgii

Altai (Mongolian: Алтай) is a sum (district) of Bayan-Ölgii Province in western Mongolia. As of 2014 it had a population of 3983 people.[1]

Altai District
Алтай сум
Altai District is located in Mongolia
Altai District
Altai District
Location in Mongolia
Coordinates: 48°18′08″N 89°30′55″E / 48.30222°N 89.51528°E / 48.30222; 89.51528
CountryFlag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia
ProvinceBayan-Ölgii Province
 • Total1,221.46 sq mi (3,163.56 km2)
 • Total3,983
Time zoneUTC+7


Altai sum was established on February 12, 1959, by the Decree of the Presidium of the MPC of the Mongolian People's Republic. It formerly belonged to Jargalant and Sagsai, then both of Khovd Province.[2]


The centre of the district, Chikhertei, lies 115 kilometres (71 mi) west of Ölgii. To the southwest of the town is the lake, Darihan Nuur.[3]


The main occupation in the district is agriculture. As of 2015 there were 120,650 livestock, consisting of 10,251 cattle, 57,106 sheep, 6,159 horses, 46,737 goats and 397 camels. 7620 tonnes of hay is harvested each year. The locals grows vegetables such as potatoes. 21 small business entities operated in the district as of 2015. Electricity has been provided in Altai since 2001 thanks to the establishment of a 10 kW hydropower substation, though only 50% of households have sewerage.[2]


  1. ^ "АЙМГИЙН ХҮН АМ, НИЙГМИЙН ЗАРИМ ҮЗҮҮЛЭЛТҮҮД" (PDF) (in Mongolian). Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Танилцуулга" (in Mongolian). Retrieved 31 January 2020.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Google (31 January 2020). "Altai, Bayan-Ölgii" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 31 January 2020.

Coordinates: 48°18′08″N 89°30′55″E / 48.30222°N 89.51528°E / 48.30222; 89.51528