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Dornogovi (Mongolian: Дорноговь, East Gobi) is one of the 21 aimags (provinces) of Mongolia. It is located in the southeast of the country, bordering PR China's autonomous region of Inner Mongolia.

Dornogovi Province

Дорноговь аймаг
ᠳᠣᠷᠤᠨᠠᠭᠣᠪᠢᠠᠶᠢᠮᠠᠭ
Flag of Dornogovi Province
Flag
Coat of arms of Dornogovi Province
Coat of arms
Dornogovi in Mongolia.svg
Coordinates: 44°53′N 110°09′E / 44.883°N 110.150°E / 44.883; 110.150Coordinates: 44°53′N 110°09′E / 44.883°N 110.150°E / 44.883; 110.150
CountryMongolia
Established1931 (1931)
CapitalSainshand
Area
 • Total109,472.30 km2 (42,267.49 sq mi)
Elevation
784 m (2,572 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total68,192
 • Density0.62/km2 (1.6/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8
Area code(s)+976 (0)152
ISO 3166 codeMN-063
Vehicle registrationДГ_
Websitedornogovi.gov.mn

Dornogovi is located in the Gobi desert and frequent sand- and snow storms amplify the hard weather conditions of Mongolia. Temperatures can range from −40 °C (−40 °F) to 40 °C (104 °F) with ground temperatures as high as 60 °C or 140 °F.

Dornogovi has ample reservers of groundwater, but no lakes or rivers.[1]

Administrative subdivisionsEdit

 
Sums of Dornogovi Aimag
Sums of Dornogovi Aimag
Sum Mongolian Population
(2000)[2]
Population
(2006)[3]
Population
(2009)[4]
Area
(km²)[5]
Density
(/km²)
Sum centre
population (2009)[4]
Airag Айраг 3,467 3,486 3,598 7,442.58 0.48 2,607
Altanshiree Алтанширээ 1,547 1,422 1,306 7,225.71 0.18 370
Dalanjargalan Даланжаргалан 2,332 2,479 2,554 4,045.90 0.63 726
Delgerekh Дэлгэрэх 1,893 1,733 1,781 4,858.10 0.37 429
Erdene Эрдэнэ 2,832 2,448 2,395 9,952.04 0.24 1,577
Ikhkhet Иххэт 2,701 2,278 2,176 4,152.52 0.52 1,270*[6]
Khatanbulag Хатанбулаг 3,362 3,082 2,985 18,669.37 0.16 603
Khövsgöl Хөвсгөл 1,720 1,461 1,531 8,376.96 0.18 385
Mandakh Мандах 1,905 1,648 1,528 12,660.61 0.12 366
Örgön Өргөн 2,028 1,922 1,816 8,689.65 0.21 871
Saikhandulaan Сайхандулаан 1,281 1,301 1,217 9,558.34 0.13 354
Sainshand Сайншанд 18,290 19,548 20,480 2,342.80 8.74 18,747**
Ulaanbadrakh Улаанбадрах 1,730 1,550 1,543 11,370.92 0.14 367
Zamyn-Üüd Замын-Үүд 5,486 9,665 12,823 486.80 26.34 12,823*

* - tosgon (urban-type settlement).
** - The aimag capital Sainshand

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-06-27. Retrieved 2014-07-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Mongolia Development Gateway[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Statistics office of Dornogovi Aimag[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b Statistics office of Dornogovi Aimag/ Report 2009 Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ “ДОРНОГОВЬ АЙМГИЙН ЖИШЭЭН ДЭЭР АЙМГУУДЫН БАЙГАЛЬ ОРЧНЫ ХӨГЖЛИЙН СТРАТЕГИЙН ЗАГВАР БОЛОВСРУУЛАХ НЬ” ТӨСЛИЙН ҮЕ ШАТНЫ АЖЛЫН ТАЙЛАН.
  6. ^ The Zülegt urban-type settlement is Ikhkhet sum centre Dorngovi aimag official site. Ikhkhen sum overview (in Mongolian) Archived 2010-09-29 at the Wayback Machine