Khongor, Darkhan-Uul

Khongor (Mongolian: Хонгор, soft or sweetheart) is a sum (district) of Darkhan-Uul Province in northern Mongolia. The sum center has railway station on the Ulan-Ude - Ulan Bator - Beijing line. The most important railway station is 13 km south of the sum center, where at Salkhit settlement Salkhit - Erdenet line starts.

Khongor District

Хонгор сум
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Garden in Khongor soum, once fertile and populated before the environmental catastrophe
Garden in Khongor soum, once fertile and populated before the environmental catastrophe
CountryMongolia
ProvinceDarkhan-Uul Province
Time zoneUTC+8 (UTC + 8)
ClimateDwb

In 2007, Khongor was the scene of an apparently massive contamination case that involved sodium cyanide and mercury compounds, materials used for small-scale gold mining. The case aroused considerable attention in the national media, and it was even discussed to relocate the settlement.[1][2]

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Coordinates: 49°18′26″N 105°56′11″E / 49.30722°N 105.93639°E / 49.30722; 105.93639