Mongolia is divided into 21 provinces or aimags (Mongolian: аймаг) and one provincial municipality. Each aimag is subdivided into several districts.[1][2] The modern provinces have been established since 1921. The capital, Ulaanbaatar, is governed as an independent provincial municipality separate from Töv Province, inside which it is situated.[citation needed]

List of provinces

Provinces
(Aimags)[3]
Year
established
Area
(km2)[4]
Population
2020 Census[5]
Capital[citation needed]
 Arkhangai 1931 55,313.82 94,994 Tsetserleg[6]
 Bayankhongor 1941 115,977.80 88,672 Bayankhongor[7]
 Bayan-Ölgii 1940 45,704.89 108,530 Ölgii
 Bulgan 1938 48,733.00 62,089 Bulgan
 Darkhan-Uul 1994 3,275.00 107,018 Darkhan
 Dornod 1941 123,597.43 82,054 Choibalsan
 Dornogovi 1931 109,472.30 71,014 Sainshand
 Dundgovi 1942 74,690.32 47,104 Mandalgovi
 Govi-Altai 1940 141,447.67 57,748 Altai
 Govisümber 1996 5,541.80 17,928 Choir
 Khentii 1930 80,325.08 77,957 Öndörkhaan
 Khovd 1931 76,060.38 89,712 Khovd
 Khövsgöl 1931 100,628.82 135,095 Mörön
 Orkhon 1994 844.00 107,634 Erdenet
 Ömnögovi 1931 165,380.47 69,187 Dalanzadgad
 Övörkhangai 1931 62,895.33 116,732 Arvaikheer
 Selenge 1934 41,152.63 110,110 Sükhbaatar
 Sükhbaatar 1943 82,287.15 63,182 Baruun-Urt
 Töv 1931 74,042.37 94,250 Zuunmod
 Uvs 1931 69,585.39 83,223 Ulaangom
 Zavkhan 1931 82,455.66 72,823 Uliastai
 Ulaanbaatar
(provincial municipality)
1942 4,704.40 1,539,810 Ulaanbaatar

See also

References

  1. ^ Mongolian constitution, article 57
  2. ^ Montsame News Agency. Mongolia. 2006, Foreign Service office of Montsame News Agency, ISBN 99929-0-627-8, p. 46
  3. ^ "Provinces of Mongolia". InfoMongolia.com. MER. Archived from the original on 17 December 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  4. ^ Mongolia Landuse Annual Report 2007[dead link]
  5. ^ "2020 Population and Housing Census of Mongolia National Report, table 2.5". National Statistical Office of Mongolia. Archived from the original on 17 August 2021. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Arkhangai Aimag". InfoMongolia.com. 26 May 2014. Archived from the original on 27 October 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Bayankhonghor Aimag". InfoMongolia.com. 23 April 2014. Archived from the original on 16 March 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2016.