Districts of Mongolia

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A district (Mongolian: сум, ᠰᠤᠮᠤ, sum, pronounced [sʰo̙m]; lit. "arrow"), is a second level administrative subdivision of Mongolia. The 21 provinces of Mongolia are divided into 330 sum.[1]

On average, each district administers a territory of 4,200 km2 (1,600 sq mi) with about 5,000 inhabitants, primarily nomadic herders. Its[clarification needed] total revenue is 120 million Tögrög, 90% of which comes from national subsidies.

Each district is again subdivided into bags (brigades; sometimes spelled baghs[2]). Most bags are of an entirely virtual nature. Their purpose is to sort the families of nomads in the district into groups, without a permanent human settlement.

Officially, and occasionally on maps, many district seats (sum centers) bear a name different from that of the district. However, in practice the district seat (sum center) is most often referred to under the name of the district, to the point of the official name of the district seat (sum center) being unknown even to the locals.

Districts map of Mongolia
Districts of Arkhangai Province
19 sum
Districts of Bayan-Ölgii Province
14 sum
Districts of Bayankhongor Province
20 sum
Districts of Bulgan Province

16 sum

Districts of Darkhan-Uul Province
4 sum
Districts of Dornod Province
14 sum
Districts of Dornogovi Province
14 sum
Districts of Dundgovi Province
15 sum
Districts of Govi-Altai Province
18 sum
Districts of Govisümber Province
3 sum
Districts of Khentii Province
17 sum
Districts of Khovd Province
17 sum
Districts of Khövsgöl Province
23 sum
Districts of Ömnögovi Province
15 sum
Districts of Orkhon Province
2 sum
Districts of Övörkhangai Province
19 sum
Districts of Selenge Province
17 sum
Districts of Sükhbaatar Province
13 sum
Districts of Töv Province
27 sum
Districts of Uvs Province
19 sum
Districts of Zavkhan Province
24 sum
  1. ^ "21 аймгийн 330 сум, нийслэлийн 152 хороо болон хилийн чанад дахь ДТГ-ын бүртгэлийн үйл ажиллагаанд ашиглаж буй тоног төхөөрөмжийг шинэчлэнэ". burtgel.gov.mn. Retrieved 2023-09-21.
  2. ^ Montsame News Agency. Mongolia. 2006, Foreign Service office of Montsame News Agency, ISBN 99929-0-627-8, p. 46