Zuunmod

Zuunmod (Mongolian: Зуунмод; ᠵᠠᠭᠤᠨᠮᠣᠳᠤ, "Hundred Trees") is the administrative seat of Mongolia's Töv Province. It has a population of 16,953 (2017) inhabitants and an area of 19.18 square kilometres.[1] Zuunmod is located on the south side of Bogd Khan Mountain, 43 kilometres (27 mi) south of the capital city of Ulaanbaatar.

Zuunmod District

Зуунмод сум
ᠵᠠᠭᠤᠨᠮᠣᠳᠤᠰᠤᠮᠤ
Zuunmod centre
Zuunmod centre
Zuunmod District is located in Mongolia
Zuunmod District
Zuunmod District
Coordinates: 47°42′25″N 106°56′58″E / 47.70694°N 106.94944°E / 47.70694; 106.94944
CountryMongolia
ProvinceTöv Province
Area
 • Total19.18 km2 (7.41 sq mi)
Elevation
1,530 m (5,020 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total16,953
 • Density880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (UTC + 8)
Area code(s)+976 (0) 272

Zuunmod was established as the administrative center of Töv Province in 1942. Until that time, the administration of the aimag had been located in Ulaanbaatar.

The historically significant Battle of Jao Modo took place here in early May 1649, ending with the victory for the Qing dynasty.

LivestockEdit

In 2004, Zuunmod officially had roughly 24,000 head of livestock, among them 8,500 goats, 12,000 sheep, 2,000 cattle, about as many horses, and no camels.[2]

Notable residentsEdit

  • Mandakhnaran Ganzorig, two-time world bronze medalist; Asian Games champion; 2016 Olympian ; member of the Mongolian National team
  • Ganbayar Sanjaa, B.S American University, Washington D.C Former coach The University of Oklahoma; The University of Maryland; The American University; the Mongolian National Team
  • Enkhbayar Luvsandamba, Asian Bronze medalist; World University Bronze medalist; former The Mongolian National Team coach

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Төв аймгийн төв Зуунмод хот нь 1918 га газартай": Töv aimag official site[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ National Statistical Office: Livestock count 2004 (in Mongolian), p.109 Archived June 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 47°42′25″N 106°56′58″E / 47.70694°N 106.94944°E / 47.70694; 106.94944