Govi-Altai Province

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Govi-Altai Province
Говь-Алтай аймаг
Gowi-Altai aimag
ᠭᠣᠪᠢᠠᠯᠲᠠᠢᠠᠶᠢᠮᠠᠭ
Sutai Mount, Altai Mountains. - panoramio.jpg
Sutai Mount (Sutay Uul) in the western part of Govi-Altai Province
Mn flag govi-altai aimag 2011.svg
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Govi-Altai in Mongolia.svg
Coordinates: 45°30′N95°30′E / 45.500°N 95.500°E / 45.500; 95.500 Coordinates: 45°30′N95°30′E / 45.500°N 95.500°E / 45.500; 95.500
CountryMongolia
Established1940
Capital Altai
Area
  Total141,447.67 km2 (54,613.25 sq mi)
Highest elevation
3,802 m (12,474 ft)
Population
 (2017)
  Total57,440
  Density0.41/km2 (1.1/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7
Area code(s) +976 (0)148
ISO 3166 code MN-065
Vehicle registration ГА_
Website www.govi-altai.gov.mn

Govi-Altai (Mongolian : Говь-Алтай / Gowi-Altai , pronounced  [ˌɡœw̜‿aɬˈtʰæˑ] ) is an aimag (province) in western Mongolia.

Transportation

The Altai Airport (LTI/ZMAT) has one paved runway and is served by regular flights to Arvaikheer, Bayankhongor and Ulaanbaatar. The new arrival/departure building was opened to the public in 2013.

Administrative subdivisions

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Sums of Govi-Altai

The capital Altai is geographically located in Yesönbulag sum, and not to be confused with the Altai sum in the south of the aimag.

The sums of Govi-Altai Aimag
Sum Mongolian Area
(km2) [1]
Population
2007(est.) [1]
Population
2009(est.) [2]
Density
(/km2)
Distance
from Altai
city (km) [1]
Altai Алтай20,2562,3862,1520.11318
Bayan-Uul Баян-Уул5,8362,9532,9430.50146
Biger Бигэр3,8262,4602,1970.57108
Bugat Бугат9,9212,4612,2570.23219
Chandmani Чандмань4,6292,0242,0530.44189
Darvi Дарви3,5231,8771,8190.52212
Delger Дэлгэр6,6253,0663,1040.4788
Erdene Эрдэнэ26,0662,2802,2880.09223
Khaliun Халиун4,2142,5462,4970.5987
Khökh morit Хөх морьт6,3142,4042,4610.39215
Jargalan Жаргалан3,6831,8851,9040.52102
Sharga Шарга5,5661,9301,9210.3579
Taishir Тайшир3,9131,5751,5360.3943
Tögrög Төгрөг5,3431,8711,9140.36148
Tonkhil Тонхил7,3222,3882,4020.33218
Tseel Цээл5,6312,2352,0380.36167
Tsogt Цогт16,6183,9503,6970.22187
Yesönbulag*Есөнбулаг2,16117,52716,2437.520

*Includes the capital of Govi-Altai Aimag, Altai City.



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