List of cities in Mongolia

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This is a list of cities in Mongolia .

The following table includes cities of more than 7,500 inhabitants. The results are from the census of January 5, 2000 as well as from a population estimation for the end of 2008. If 2008 year data was not accessible, the closest and most reliable data was used and noted by an index.


The population for previous years show the historical significance of population growth and urbanisation throughout Mongolia.

Population data

The higher level administrative unit is the aimag, except for Ulaanbaatar which administrates its own federal district (Nalaikh and Baganuur are administrated by Ulaanbaatar. The numbers of inhabitants relate to the cities proper without surrounding districts.)

List of Mongolian cities
RankName1979 est. [1] [2] [3] 1989 est. [4] [5] 2000 census [6] [7] 2010 Census [8] Change since 2000 CensusProvince/Municipality
1 Ulaanbaatar [lower-alpha 1] 396,300540,600760,0771,144,954Increase2.svg299,715 [9] Ulaanbaatar
2 Erdenet 29,100-70,95083,379Increase2.svg12,429 Orkhon Province
3 Darkhan 49,100-65,79174,738Increase2.svg8,947 Darkhan-Uul Province
4 Choibalsan 28,50037,30040,12338,537Decrease2.svg1,586 Dornod Province
5 Mörön 16,50021,30028,90335,789Increase2.svg6,886 Khövsgöl Province
6 Nalaikh --23,60030,049Increase2.svg6,449 Ulaanbaatar
7 Bayankhongor 16,30021,20022,06629,817Increase2.svg7,751 Bayankhongor Province
8 Ölgii 18,70027,20025,79129,392Increase2.svg3,601 Bayan-Ölgii Province
9 Khovd 17,50024,10025,76529,012Increase2.svg3,247 Khovd Province
10 Arvaikheer 12,30016,90019,05827,162Increase2.svg8,104 Övörkhangai Province
11 Ulaangom 17,90022,90025,99327,152Increase2.svg1,159 Uvs Province
12 Baganuur --21,10022,210Increase2.svg1,110 Ulaanbaatar
13 Sainshand 11,10010,30018,29020,515Increase2.svg2,225 Dornogovi Province
14 Tsetserleg 14,70020,30018,51920,604Increase2.svg2,085 Arkhangai Province
15 Sükhbaatar 14,30019,60022,37419,662Decrease2.svg2,712 Selenge Province
16 Öndörkhaan 11,10014,40018,00319,000Increase2.svg997 Khentii Province
17 Dalanzadgad 10,00014,30014,05018,740Increase2.svg4,690 Ömnögovi Province
18 Züünkharaa 11,400-15,000(2004)18,002Steady2.svg Selenge Province
19 Uliastai 15,40020,30018,15417,468Decrease2.svg686 Zavkhan Province
20 Altai 13,70018,80015,74116,542Increase2.svg801 Govi-Altai Province
21 Baruun-Urt 11,60016,10015,13316,130Increase2.svg997 Sükhbaatar Province
22 Mandalgovi 10,20016,10014,51713,660Decrease2.svg857 Dundgovi Province
23 Zuunmod 9,80015,80014,83713,330Decrease2.svg1,507 Töv Province
24 Zamyn-Üüd --5,48613,285Increase2.svg7,799 Dornogovi Province
25 Bulgan 11,30012,80012,68111,320Decrease2.svg1,361 Bulgan Province
26 Kharkhorin --13,64810,847Decrease2.svg2,801 Övörkhangai Province
27 Choir 4,500-8,9839,708Increase2.svg725 Govisümber Province
28 Bor-Öndör --6,406(2001)8,080Steady2.svg Khentii Province
29 Sharyngol --8,9027,795Decrease2.svg1,107 Darkhan-Uul Province

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  1. Includes Nalaikh, Baganuur and Bagakhangai

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