|Government||The Office of the Dalanzadgad City Governor|
|• Total||476 km2 (184 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,470 m (4,820 ft)|
|• Density||52/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (UTC + 8)|
|Postal code of SouthGobi|
Dalanzadgad (Mongolian : Даланзадгад; ᠳᠠᠯᠠᠨᠵᠠᠳᠠᠭᠠᠳ) is the capital of Ömnögovi Aimag in Mongolia. It is located 540 kilometers (340 mi) south of the national capital Ulaanbaatar. The altitude of the city center is 1,470 meters (4,823 feet).
As of 2011, its population is 19,396.
The Dalanzadgad Airport (ZMDZ/DLZ) is served by regular domestic flights from and to Ulaanbaatar. There are summer and winter timetables.
In 2007 the Mongolian Civil Aviation Authority built a new airport with a paved runway. The runway is second longest in the country after Buyant-Ukhaa International Airport. Before that, the airport had only one gravel runway.
The Dalanzadgad town has a paved road connecting it with capital Ulaanbaatar city.
Dalanzadgad experiences a cold desert climate (Köppen BWk) with cold winters and warm summers. By Mongolian standards it is one of the warmest places in the country during winter. Along with Tsetserleg and Arvaikheer it was warmer than Hohhot in January 2014 and 2015.A unique steppe micro-climate with running streams and lush grass can be found in the nearby Yolyn Am valley.
|Climate data for Dalanzadgad weather station (WMO identifier: 44373)|
|Record high °C (°F)||11.1|
|Average high °C (°F)||−7.6|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||−14.7|
|Average low °C (°F)||−21.1|
|Record low °C (°F)||−33.1|
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||1.4|
|Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)||0.3||0.2||1.0||1.3||2.1||2.8||5.4||5.1||2.7||0.9||0.8||0.3||22.9|
|Average relative humidity (%)||54||43||33||26||23||31||35||32||34||36||47||56||38|
|Average dew point °C (°F)||−22|
|Source 1: NOAA (1961-1990)|
|Source 2: Time and Date (dewpoints and humidity, between 2005-2015)|
There is GSM coverage in the city the same as in other major locations - the coverage is good for about a mile out of the city. Usually, the city is also supplied with electric power 24 hours a day. Near Dalanzadgad, at 43°31′54.38″N 104°24′4.16″E, there is a longwave broadcasting station working on 209 kHz with 75 kW.
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