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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
Flag of Dornod Province
Flag
Coat of arms of Dornod Province
Coat of arms
Dornod in Mongolia.svg
Coordinates: 48°04′N 114°30′E / 48.067°N 114.500°E / 48.067; 114.500Coordinates: 48°04′N 114°30′E / 48.067°N 114.500°E / 48.067; 114.500
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
Stupa of the Kidan epoch, 10th century
Sums of Dornod

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PopulationEdit

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]

HistoryEdit

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.

TransportationEdit

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

Administrative subdivisionsEdit

The sums of Dornod Aimag
Sum Mongolian Area (km²)[3] Population
(2005)[4]
Population
(2009)[5]
Density
(/km²)
Sum centre
population
Bayandun Баяндун 6,237 2,906 2,936 0.47 1,231
Bayantümen Баянтүмэн 8,321 1,945 2,006 0.24 840
Bayan-Uul Баян-Уул 5,623 4,737 4,451 0.79 2,553
Bulgan Булган 7,111 1,860 1,775 0.25 815
Choibalsan Чойбалсан 10,152 2,844 2,691 0.27 1,305
Chuluunkhoroot (Ereentsav) Чулуунхороот (Эрээнцав) 6,539 1,518 1,609 0.25 696
Dashbalbar Дашбалбар 8,713 3,347 3,246 0.37 1,461
Gurvanzagal Гурванзагал 5,252 1,386 1,338 0.25 441
Khalhgol Халхгол 28,093 2,863 3,203 0.11 1,756
Kherlen[1] Хэрлэн 281 40,667 40,439 143.91 40,439
Khölönbuir Хөлөнбуйр 3,773 1,847 1,776 0.47 804
Matad Матад 22,831 2,274 2,526 0.11 834
Sergelen Сэргэлэн 4,169 2,194 2,198 0.53 577
Tsagaan-Ovoo Цагаан-Овоо 6,502 3,393 3,696 0.57 1,488

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dornod Aimag Statistic Office. Annual Report 2009[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Дорнод аймагт оршин суудаг ястнууд". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2009-05-06.
  3. ^ Landuse office of Dornod Aimag g_tailan.xls
  4. ^ Dornod Aimag Sums Archived July 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Dornod Aimag Statistical Office. 2009 Annual Report Archived 2012-04-29 at the Wayback Machine