List of cities in Mongolia

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This is a list of cities in Mongolia.

The following table includes cities of more than 7,500 inhabitants. The results are from the census of January 5, 2000 as well as from a population estimation for the end of 2008. If 2008 year data was not accessible, the closest and most reliable data was used and noted by an index.

The population for previous years show the historical significance of population growth and urbanisation throughout Mongolia.

Population data[edit]

The higher level administrative unit is the aimag, except for Ulaanbaatar which administrates its own federal district (Nalaikh and Baganuur are administrated by Ulaanbaatar. The numbers of inhabitants relate to the cities proper without surrounding districts.

List of Mongolian cities
Rank Name 1979 est.[1][2][3] 1989 est.[4][5] 2000 census[6][7] 2010 Census[8] Change since 2000 Census Province/Municipality
1 Ulaanbaatar [a] 396,300 540,600 760,077 1,144,954 Increase384,877 Ulaanbaatar
2 Erdenet 29,100 - 70,950 83,379 Increase12,429 Orkhon Province
3 Darkhan 49,100 - 65,791 74,738 Increase8,947 Darkhan-Uul Province
4 Choibalsan 28,500 37,300 40,123 38,537 Decrease1,586 Dornod Province
5 Mörön 16,500 21,300 28,903 35,789 Increase6,886 Khövsgöl Province
6 Nalaikh - - 23,600 30,049 Increase6,449 Ulaanbaatar
7 Bayankhongor 16,300 21,200 22,066 29,817 Increase7,751 Bayankhongor Province
8 Ölgii 18,700 27,200 25,791 29,392 Increase3,601 Bayan-Ölgii Province
9 Khovd 17,500 24,100 25,765 29,012 Increase3,247 Khovd Province
10 Arvaikheer 12,300 16,900 19,058 27,162 Increase8,104 Övörkhangai Province
11 Ulaangom 17,900 22,900 25,993 27,152 Increase1,159 Uvs Province
12 Baganuur - - 21,100 22,210 Increase1,110 Ulaanbaatar
13 Sainshand 11,100 10,300 18,290 20,515 Increase2,225 Dornogovi Province
14 Tsetserleg 14,700 20,300 18,519 20,604 Increase2,085 Arkhangai Province
15 Sükhbaatar 14,300 19,600 22,374 19,662 Decrease2,712 Selenge Province
16 Öndörkhaan 11,100 14,400 18,003 19,000 Increase997 Khentii Province
17 Dalanzadgad 10,000 14,300 14,050 18,740 Increase4,690 Ömnögovi Province
18 Züünkharaa 11,400 - 15,000(2004) 18,002 Steady Selenge Province
19 Uliastai 15,400 20,300 18,154 17,468 Decrease686 Zavkhan Province
20 Altai 13,700 18,800 15,741 16,542 Increase801 Govi-Altai Province
21 Baruun-Urt 11,600 16,100 15,133 16,130 Increase997 Sükhbaatar Province
22 Mandalgovi 10,200 16,100 14,517 13,660 Decrease857 Dundgovi Province
23 Zuunmod 9,800 15,800 14,837 13,330 Decrease1,507 Töv Province
24 Zamyn-Üüd - - 5,486 13,285 Increase7,799 Dornogovi Province
25 Bulgan 11,300 12,800 12,681 11,320 Decrease1,361 Bulgan Province
26 Kharkhorin - - 13,648 10,847 Decrease2,801 Övörkhangai Province
27 Choir 4,500 - 8,983 9,708 Decrease725 Govisümber Province
28 Bor-Öndör - - 6,406(2001) 8,080 Steady Khentii Province
29 Sharyngol - - 8,902 7,795 Decrease1,107 Darkhan-Uul Province

Colour key:

  • Salmon cells indicate that the population has declined or experienced minimal (<1%) growth.
  • Light green cells indicate a growth between 1-2%.
  • Dark Green cells indicate a growth of greater than or equal to 2%.

Notes:

  1. ^ Includes Nalaikh, Baganuur and Bagakhangai

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ City Population - Historical population figures
  2. ^ Statistisches Bundesamt: Statistik des Auslands - Mongolei, 1985
  3. ^ Encyclopedia "Cartactual," published 01/01/85
  4. ^ City Population - Historical population figures
  5. ^ http://www.nso.mn/eng/index.php National Statistical Office of Mongolia (accessed May 2, 2007)
  6. ^ City Population - Historical population figures
  7. ^ (2000) PADCO: Mongolia Urban Development and Housing Sector Strategy, Final Report, Vol. 2, published 2005.
  8. ^ "Mongolia extended population statistics". GeoHive. 2015. Archived from the original on 15 November 2015. 

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