Khentii Province

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Khentii Province
Хэнтий аймаг
Smile and have a happy day Khentii Aimag Family - skyline.jpg
Khentii aimag Flag.svg
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Khentii in Mongolia.svg
Coordinates: 47°19′N110°39′E / 47.317°N 110.650°E / 47.317; 110.650 Coordinates: 47°19′N110°39′E / 47.317°N 110.650°E / 47.317; 110.650
Established1930 (1930)
Capital Chinggis City
  Total80,325.08 km2 (31,013.69 sq mi)
  Density0.95/km2 (2.5/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8
Area code(s) +976 (0)156
ISO 3166 code MN-039
Vehicle registration ХЭ_

Khentii (Mongolian : Хэнтий) is one of the 21 aimags (provinces) of Mongolia, located in the east of the country. Its capital is Chinggis City. The aimag is named after the Khentii Mountains. It is best known as the birthplace and likely final resting place of Temüjin, otherwise known as Genghis Khan.



The aimag borders with Russia in the north. The neighbouring aimags are Selenge in the northwest, Töv in the west, Govisümber in the southwest, Dornogovi in the south, Sükhbaatar in the southeast, and Dornod in the east. The border to Töv is divided by the city of Baganuur, an administrative exclave of Ulaanbaatar.

The northwest of the aimag is covered by the eastern part of the Khentii Mountains, towards the southeast the landscape changes into the eastern Mongolian steppe plains. The mountain Burkhan Khaldun in the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area is considered sacred and assumed to be the birthplace of Genghis Khan.

South of Burkhan Khaldun the Kherlen River originates, which crosses the south of the aimag in the eastern direction after a detour through Töv. A little further east is the spring of the Onon River. The Onon-Balj National Park is located in the northeast of the aimag.

The Onon River in the Khentii Mountains Onon.jpg
The Onon River in the Khentii Mountains


Ethnic groups of Khentii aimag [1]
national censuses data
Khalkha Халх42,88381.2157,39177.7661,36386.4957,07287.35
Buriad Буриад6,55012.407,0449.546,2238.775,4778.38
Uriankhai Урианхай5951.131,0041.369511.347791.19
Kazakh Казак (Хасаг)1,2902.443,6554.956290.894630.71
Dariganga Дарьганга1770.343530.483610.512810.41
Bayads Баяд560.111850.251200.171170.18
Darkhad Дархад180.03240.03320.05390.06
Torguud Торгууд370.07190.03160.02170.03
Üzemchin Үзэмчин180.0380.0130.0080.01
Other Mongolian citizens2090.401610.224820.684670.71

Administrative subdivisions

Sums of Khentii aimag Mongolia Khentii sum map.png
Sums of Khentii aimag
The Cities of Khentii aimag
City Mongolian SumPopulation
(1994) [2]
(2001) [3]
(2006) [4]
(2007) [5]
(2008) [5]
(2010) [6]
Berkh Бэрх Batnorov 4,5173,8713,8903,6733,5412,413
Bor-Öndör Бор-Өндөр Darkhan 2,6956,4068,5108,9328,9028,080
Chinggis(capital)Чингис Kherlen 14,409~12,000~14,800~15,000~15,00017,164
The Sums of Khentii aimag
Sum Mongolian Population
(1994) [2]
(2001) [3]
(2005) [7]
(2008) [5]
(2010) [8]
Batnorov Батноров3,1692,9866739*2,8332,6934,9680.54
Batshireet Батширээт2,5912,1962,0092,0922,0867,0180.30
Bayan-Adarga Баян-Адарга2,4932,3332,4132,4292,2053,0210.73
Bayankhutag Баянхутаг2,1302,2802,0901,9491,6566,0290.27
Bayanmönkh Баянмөнх1,6461,7901,6931,5321,3472,5400.53
Bayan-Ovoo Баян-Овоо1,9171,6971,7011,7651,5813,3810.47
Binder Биндэр4,1843,6153,5373,7843,4555,3860.64
Dadal Дадал2,8262,3872,5342,6672,6124,7270.55
Darkhan Дархан1,9491,9049,462**1,8991,5494,4550.35
Delgerkhaan Дэлгэрхаан3,0292,9022,3392,3532,0403,9860.51
Galshar Галшар2,5752,9062,4682,0741,8076,6760.27
Jargaltkhaan Жаргалтхаан1,8632,0731,8481,9261,8312,7520.67
Kherlen ***Хэрлэн20,17216,57816,78317,15419,0003,7885.02
Mörön Мөрөн2,4442,2642,0261,9341,3262,1960.60
Norovlin Норовлин2,7132,7772,2552,3412,2545,3340.42
Ömnödelger Өмнөдэлгэр3,8955,7395,2085,1485,15610,8770.47
Tsenkhermandal Цэнхэрмандал2,3611,7911,6611,4472,0043,1770.63
* - including Berkh.
** - including Bor-Öndör.
*** - including The aimag capital Chinggis.

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