Dundgovi - Horseback Mongolia


Area: 74.700 square kilometres (28.841,83 square miles)

Population (2000): 51.100

Capital: Mandalgovi (265 kilometres (164,66 miles) far from UB)

Sums: 16

Created in 1942.

Detailed map of the province  

The province of Dundgovi is composed of steppes and semi-desert. The altitude of the area varies between 990 and 1.926 metres (3.248,03 - 6.318,90 feet) above sea level. The highest point is the peak of Delgerkhangai in the sum of Delgerkhangai. There are extensive semi-desert areas, such as Oldokh, Tugrug, Nomgon or Ergenegene, and many springs (Togoo, Ungut, Khadan Us).The province enjoys beautiful landscapes and other curiosities, such as Ikh and Baga Gazriin Chuluu, Khukh oasis, the pyramidal stupa Tsagaan Uush, and the sand dunes.The elm, saul, tamarind, and almond tree, grow in the province. There are also many medicinal plants, such as artemisia, allium mongolicum, psammochloa, sagebrush, wheatgrass, wild rose, licorice, cynomorium, agriophyllium etc. Animals such as wild sheep, ibex, antelopes, marmots, foxes, lynx, wild cats, badgers or hares may occasionally cross your path. There are also many species of birds: eagles, swans, kites... Dundgovi has many minerals: coal, copper, iron ore, fluorite, nephrite, graphite, and marble. The main economic resource comes from breeding.

Cattle: 2.212.800, among which:

  • Horses: 218.000
  • Camels: 29.400
  • Bovines: 137.400
  • Sheep: 971.500
  • Goats: 856.500
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