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Erdenet is located in Mongolia
Erdenet
Erdenet
Location in Mongolie
Coordinates: 49°01′40″N 104°02′40″E / 49.02778°N 104.04444°E / 49.02778; 104.04444
Kintra Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolie
Province Orkhon
Sum Bayan-Öndör
Population (2008)
 • Total 86,866
Time zone UTC+8

Erdenet (Mongolian: Эрдэнэт‎ literally "gem), is the seicont-lairgest ceety in Mongolie an the caipital o the aimag (province) o Orkhon.

Locatit in the northren pairt o the kintra, it lies in a valley atween the Selenge an Orkhon rivers aboot 150 miles (240 km) (as the crow flies) northwast o Ulan Bator, the caipital. The road lenth atween Ulan Bator an Erdenet is aboot 230 miles (371 km).

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

Erdenet population [1][2][3][4][5] [6]
1975
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1979
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1981
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1985
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1989
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1994
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2000
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2003
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2004
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2005
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2006
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2007
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2008
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4,100 31,900 38,700 45,400 56,100 63,000 68,310 78,882 80,858 81,249 83,160 85,121 86,866

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Erdenet, ane o the youngest settlements in Mongolie, wis foondit in 1974[7] in an aurie where lairge deposits o copper haed been discovered in the 1950s. A single-track railway line wi a length o 75 miles (120 km) linkin Erdenet tae the Transmongolian Railway wis inauguratit in 1977[8]. In the middle o the 1980s, mair than 50% o the inhabitants wur Roushies wirkin as ingineers or miners. Efter the faw o communism in 1990, housomeivver, maist o them left Erdenet. The day aboot 10% are Roushies. A comparatively heich percentage o inhabitants joined the Kirk o Jesus Christ o Latter Day Saunts who built a kirk in the wastren pairt o the ceety[9] .

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Erdenet Mining Corporation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Erdenet mines 22.23 million tons o ore per year, producin 126,700 tons o copper an 1954 tons o molybdenum.[10] The mine accoonts for 13.5% o Mongolie's GDP an 7% o tax revenue.[11]

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Erdenet is twinned wi:[12]

Ceety Region Kintra
Fairbanks Alaska Alaska Unitit States Unitit States
Ulan-Ude Template:Kintra data Buryatia Buryatie Roushie Roushie
Székesfehérvár HUN Fejér COA.jpg Fejér Coonty  Hungary

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. National Statistical Office
  2. National Economy of the Mongolian People's Republic (1921 - 1981), Ulaanbaatar 1981
  3. , GeoHive: Global Statistics
  4. Population Statistics: historical demography
  5. Mongolia City Development Strategies for Secondary Cities
  6. Statistical Report 2008
  7. Michael Kohn: Mongolia, p. 142, London 2008
  8. Werner Elstner: Mongolei, p. 146, Berlin 1993
  9. Michael Kohn: Mongolia, p. 142, London 2008
  10. Montsame News Agency. Mongolia. 2006, Foreign Service Office of Montsame News Agency, ISBN 9992906278, p. 80
  11. Montsame News Agency. Mongolia. 2006, Foreign Service Office of Montsame News Agency, ISBN 9992906278, p. 83
  12. Chris Freiberg (2008-03-30). "Sister-city program brings Mongolian delegation to Fairbanks". newsminer.com. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 

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