Darkhan-Uul Province

Darkhan-Uul Province
Дархан-Уул аймаг


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Coordinates: 49°30′N 106°15′E / 49.500°N 106.250°E / 49.500; 106.250Coordinates: 49°30′N 106°15′E / 49.500°N 106.250°E / 49.500; 106.250
Country Mongolia
Established 1994 (1994)
Capital Darkhan
  Total 3,275 km2 (1,264 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 180,625
  Density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8
Area code(s) +976 (0)137
ISO 3166 code MN-037
Vehicle registration ДА_
Website gate1.pmis.gov.mn/darkhan-uul

Darkhan-Uul (Mongolian: Дархан-Уул, literally Sacred Mountain) is one of the 21 aimags (provinces) of Mongolia. It is located in the north of the country.


Road in the outskirts of Darkhan city

The city Darkhan was founded on October 17, 1961, as a second industrial center to reduce the migration pressure on the capital Ulan Bator. To do so, the existing sum (district) of the same name was dissolved, and its territory managed by the city authorities.

The Darkhan-Uul aimag with its four sum was carved out of the Selenge aimag in 1994.


Darkhan is the second largest industrial center of Mongolia.

The aimag basically serves to support the city.


Darkhan is the point where the side line to Erdenet forks off the main line of the Trans-Mongolian Railway.


Darkhan Uul Aimag is situated in the agricultural heartland of Mongolia and it is the major agricultural producer in Mongolia with rich resources for agricultural development. This area, located at a low level of altitude, has a warmer climate than the rest of the country. In the Kharaa River basin there are favorable natural climatic conditions for the cultivation of cereals, vegetables, and especially potatoes. There are 35 agricultural companies and co-operatives in Darkhan Uul Aimag. This area contains 30,000 hectares of soil suitable for arable farming and 1287.8 thousand hectares for vegetable farming. Despite the development of the urban economy, local people continue to keep livestock. There are approximately 130,000 head of livestock in the province.

Administrative Subdivision

Sums of Darkhan-Uul
The sums of Darkhan-Uul Aimag[1]
Sum Mongolian Population
Darkhan* Дархан70,02974,27573,45775,10474,454103722.85
Khongor Хонгор5,6285,3905,4045,1155,6032,5332.21
Orkhon Орхон3,4352,9132,9323,0763,1854786.66
Sharyngol* Шарынгол8,3767,8487,6347,7988,116160.650.54

* - urban settlement


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