Uvs Province

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Coordinates: 49°30′N 92°30′E / 49.500°N 92.500°E / 49.500; 92.500
Uvs Aimag
Увс аймаг
Province
Coat o airms
Kintra Mongolie
Coordinates 49°30′N 92°30′E / 49.500°N 92.500°E / 49.500; 92.500
Capital Ulaangom
Area 69,585.39 km2 (26,867 sq mi)
Population 77,184 (2008)
Density 1.11 / km2 (3 / sq mi)
Founded 1931
Timezone UTC+7
Aurie code +976 (0)145
License plate УВ_ (_ variable)
ISO 3166-2 code MN-046
Wabsteid: http://www.uvs-aimag.mn/

Uvs (Mongolian: Увс аймаг‎) is ane o the 21 aimags (provinces) o Mongolie. It is locatit in the wast o the kintra, 1336 km awa frae the naitional caipital Ulan Bator. Its caipital is Ulaangom which lees 936m abuin sea level.

The province is namit efter Mongolie's biggest lake, Uvs Lake.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Pairts o the steppe in this province are protectit as the Warld Heritage Steid Ubsunur Hollow. In the north the province borders Roushie for 640 km, in the east 340 km o border lees atween Uvs an Zavkhan province. In the sooth an wast it borders wi Khovd an Bayan-Ölgii provinces for 200 km each. The province occupees 4.45% o the naitional territory, which is equivalent o 69,585 km2. O the total aurie o the province, 60% belangs tae the muntainous climatic zone, an 40% tae the Gobi semi-desert.

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

Altaic fowk live in the province throughoot history. Nou, 60% o population is Do'rbet, 15% is Bayid an 15% is Halh. Even theday thare are Tuvans, Khotons an Kazakhs livin in this province.

The province is owerwhelmingly atheist.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Efter the revolution in 1921 in Mongolie, on 21 November 1925 the govrenment foondit the Chandmani Uulyn Aimag (Чандмань уулын аймаг, Jewel Muntain Province). This province includit the whole wastren pairt o the kintra, i.e. the day's Uvs, Khovd an Bayan-Ölgii Aimags. In 1931 Chandmani Uulyn Aimag aimag wis split up intae the Khovd an Dörvöd aimags. Dörvöd aimag (Дөрвөд аймаг) wis renamit tae Uvs aimag in 1933.

Admeenistrative subdiveesion[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sums of Uvs
The sums o Uvs Aimag
Sum Mongolie Population
2003 est.[1]
Population
2005 est.[1]
Population
2007 est.[1]
Population
2008 est.[1][2]
Sum centre
population
2007 est.[1]
Baruunturuun Баруунтуруун 3,241 2,738 3,074 2,810 2,010
Bo'hmoron Бөхмөрөн 2,261 2,217 2,150 2,187 779
Davst Давст 1,854 1,748 1,820 1,784 537
Hovd Ховд 2,463 2,440 2,458 2,475 503
Hyargas Хяргас 2,491 2,614 2,663 2,511 765
Malchin Малчин 2,938 2,887 2,872 2,502 707
Naranbulag Наранбулаг 4,881 4,935 4,893 4,658 1,044
O'lgii Өлгий 2,629 2,649 2,620 2,444 478
O'mnogovi Өмнөговь 4,335 4,526 4,503 4,336 1,034
O'ndorhangai Өндөрхангай 3,588 3,640 3,768 3,779 930
Sagil Сагил 2,245 2,245 2,336 2,343 1,015
Tarialan Тариалан 5,137 5,115 4,499 4,004 1,393
Tes Тэс 6,014 6,092 6,053 5,623 667
Tsagaanhairhan Цагаанхайрхан 2,598 2,462 2,499 2,501 624
Tu'rgen Түргэн 1,867 1,877 1,933 1,960 603
Ulaangom Улаангом 26,940 25,339 24,071 24,167 21,406*
Zavhan Завхан 2,261 2,052 2,042 1,936 650
Zu'ungovi Зүүнговь 2,644 2,599 2,620 2,578 657
Zu'unhangai Зүүнхангай 2,725 2,749 2,599 2,586 618

* - aimag caipital Ulaangom

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