Districts of Mongolia

A district (sum; Mongolian: сум, arrow, sometimes spelled soum or—from the Russian form—as somon) is a second level administrative subdivision of Mongolia. The 21 Provinces of Mongolia are divided into 331 districts.[1]

On average, each district administers a territory of 4,200 km2 (1,600 sq mi) with about 5,000 inhabitants, primarily nomadic herders. It[clarification needed] has total revenues of 120 million Tögrög, 90% of which comes from national subsidies.

Each district is again subdivided into bags (brigades; sometimes spelled baghs[1]). Most bags are of an entirely virtual nature. Their purpose is to sort the families of nomads in the district into groups, without a permanent human settlement.

Officially, and occasionally on maps, many district seats (sum centers) bear a name different from that of the district. However, in practice the district seat (sum center) is most often referred to under the name of the district, to the point of the official name of the district seat (sum center) being unknown even to the locals.

Districts map of Mongolia

Arkhangai ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of Arkhangai Province
19 districts

Bayan-Ölgii ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of Bayan-Ölgii Province
14 districts

Bayankhongor ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of Bayankhongor Province
20 districts

Bulgan ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of Bulgan Province

16 districts

Darkhan-Uul ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of Darkhan-Uul Province
4 districts

Dornod ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of Dornod Province
14 districts

Dornogovi ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of Dornogovi Province
14 districts

Dundgovi ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of Dundgovi Province
15 districts

Govi-Altai ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of Govi-Altai Province
18 district

Govisümber ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of Govisümber Province
3 districts

Khentii ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of Khentii Province
17 district

Khovd ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of Khovd Province
17 districts

Khövsgöl ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of Khövsgöl Province
24 districts

Ömnögovi ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of Ömnögovi Province
15 districts

Orkhon ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of Orkhon Province
2 districts

Övörkhangai ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of Övörkhangai Province
19 districts

Selenge ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of Selenge Province
17 districts

Sükhbaatar ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of Sükhbaatar Province
13 districts

Töv ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of Töv Province
27 districts

Uvs ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of Uvs Province
19 districts

Zavkhan ProvinceEdit

 
Districts of Zavkhan Province
24 districts

References and external linksEdit

  1. ^ a b Montsame News Agency. Mongolia. 2006, Foreign Service office of Montsame News Agency, ISBN 99929-0-627-8, p. 46