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List of Mongolian provinces

Modern Mongolia consists of 21 provinces (aymag, aĭmag) and capital city. Second level of administrative division - 372 "soms" (districts).

ISO:3166-2
code
Name
(transliterated, ISO:3166-2)
Original name
in (cyrillic) Mongolian
Name
(transliterated, modified ISO:9)
Translated / alternative name
001 Ulaanbaatar Улаанбаатар Ulaanbaatar Ulan-Bator City
035 Orhon aymag Орхон Orqon Orhon province *
037 Darhan uul aymag Дархан Уул Darqan Uul
039 Hentiy aymag Хэнтий Qêntiĭ
041 Hovsgol aymag Хөвсгөл Qo̶vsgo̶l Hubsugul province **
043 Hovd aymag Ховд Qovd Kobdo province,
Hovd province
046 Uvs aymag Увс Uvs Uvs province,
Ubsunur province ***
047 Tov aymag Төв To̶v Center province
049 Selenge aymag Сэлэнгэ Sêlêngê Selenga province ****
051 Suhbaatar aymag Сүхбаатар Sụqbaatar Sukhe-Bator province *****
053 Omnogovi aymag Өмнөговь O̶mno̶govh Southern Gobi province ******
055 Ovorhangay aymag Өвөрхангай O̶vo̶rqangaĭ Southern Hangay province
057 Dzavhan aymag Завхан Zavqan
059 Dundgovi aymag Дунговь Dungovh Central Gobi province
061 Dornod aymag Дорнод Dornod East province
063 Dornogovi aymag Дорноговь Dornogovh Eastern Gobi province
064 Govi-Sumber aymag Говьсүмбэр Govhsụmbêr
065 Govi-Altay aymag Говь-Алтай Govh-Altaĭ Gobi-Altay province *******
067 Bulgan aymag Булган Bulgan
069 Bayanhongor aymag Баянхонгор Baânqongor
071 Bayan-Olgiy aymag Баян-Өлгий Baân-O̶lgiĭ
073 Arhangay aymag Архангай Arqangaĭ Northern Hangay province ********

List by António Martins-Tuválkin

* - Orhon - river in the northern part of Mongolia
** - Hubsugul - great lake in the north of Mongolia
*** - Ubsunur - lake in the north of Mongolia
**** - Selenga - river in the northern part of Mongolia
***** - Sukhe-Bator - military leader of Mongolian army in 1920ths
****** - Gobi - great desert in the south of Mongolia
******* - Gobi-Altay - mountains in south-west of Mongolia
******** - Hangay - mountains in central part of Mongolia

See also:


Bayanhongor province

(Баянхонгор)

[Baannqongor province] by António Martins-Tuválkin (using Miguel Romero's site image)

Light blue with the province emblem (diam.: ~=2/3 height) on the center. Approx. ratio: 4:7 The emblem shows an elephant on a (lighter) blye sjy backgrouns, with white clouds, standing on a setting sun (?); the elephant is saddled and on its back there is a column held by charyatyd-like figures and on its top rests a light blue globe with the national emblem, which extends onto the circular border of the emblem, which is black with white "egyptian"-maze ornament. Elephant and column are gray.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 August 2004


Bayan-Olgiy province

(Баян-Өлгий)

[Bayan-Olgii province] by Jens Pattke, 17 August 2005

Image made according http://www.altaiinter.org/mn_bu/heraldry.php founded by Falko Schmidt

At http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayan-%C3%96lgii_Province, the shades of blue an green are lighter than in our site.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 August 2007


Bulgan province

(Булган)

[Bulgan province] by António Martins-Tuválkin (using Miguel Romero's site image)

Light blue with the province emblem (diam.: ~=1/2 height) on the upper hoist (centered on imag. rect. ~(2/3)h(1/2)h). Approx. ratio: 4:7

[Bulgan province emblem] by António Martins-Tuválkin (using Miguel Romero's site image)

The emblem shows an orange round ornament, made of four leaf-like shapes and 12 vertical lines, above the the word "Булган" in yellow cyrillic capitals, all enclosed in a circular wreath made of two stylized wheat ears, closed by an orange flame (like the one on the national arms).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 August 2004


Darqan Uul province

(ДарханУул)

[Darqan Uul province] by António Martins-Tuválkin

Very dark blue flag with a golden emblem on the center and a narrow vertical stripe near the fly. The emblem consists of two rings (approx. the same width than the said vertical stripe) each with four tangent discs (diam. approx. double width than the said mentioned measure) attached at top, bottom, left and right; the discs overlapping side by side in such a way that the center of each is covered by one of the lateral tangent discs of the other, being this the discs aligned in a regular pattern 2+4+2; over all a flame apparently identical to the one in the national flag (q.v.). This device features also in the provincial emblem. Flag ratio approx. 4:7.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 September 2004


Ovorkhangay province

(Өвөрхангай)

The flag of mongolian province of Ovorkhangay is shown in both the Wikimedia and in Vexilla Mundi
Valentin Poposki, 18 March 2007


Dundgovi province

(Дунговь)

[Dundgovi province] by Arnaud Leroy

I received of Marek Bocianski a photo with this adress http://gate1.pmis.gov.mn/dundgobi/ showing the new flag of the province of Dundgovi.
Arnaud Leroy, 6 November 2006


Dornod province

(Дорнод)

[Dornod province] by Jens Pattke, 17 August 2005

Image made according photo at http://www.altaiinter.org/mn_bu/heraldry.php founded by Falko Schmidt


Govi-Sumber province

(Говьсүмбэр)

[Govi-sumber province] by António Martins-Tuválkin (using Miguel Romero's site image)

Vertical triband green - very dark blue - green with stylized landscape countour on the top part of the central panel, showing three mountain peaks (middle one in foreground), sun (?) and moon (?); mountains void, sun red and moon white, all bordered golden. This is also the background of the provincial and prov. capital's official emblem. Middle stripe slightly wider, flag ratio approx. 4:7.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 September 2004


Hovsgol province

(Хөвсгөл)

[Hovsgol province] by Mello Luchtenberg

Image from http://www.vexilla-mundi.com/menu.htm (site of Mello Luchtenberg) and http://www.pmis.gov.mn/huvsgul/index.php?m1
Valentin Poposki, 3 June 2006

The Hovsgol aymag flag shows an outline of the namesake lake (see it i.a. at http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/Mongolia_1996_CIA_map.jpg) I suppose the anchor stands for lake shipping; both Hatgal and Turta seem to be harbour towns.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 5 June 2006


Qovd province

(Ховд)

[Qovd province] by António Martins-Tuválkin (using Miguel Romero's site image)

Light blue with nine red slanted stripes fimbriated white at the upper hoist, running from lower hoist to upper fly; fimbriation width about one third of the width of each stripe; width of the stripes+fimbr. (orthoganally measured) ~=1/2 height; slant angle slightly less (ie. nearing vertical) than 45. Approx. ratio: 4:7
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 August 2004


Selenge province

(Сэлэнгэ)

[Selenge province] by Mello Luchtenberg

Image from http://www.vexilla-mundi.com/menu.htm (site of Mello Luchtenberg) and http://www.selenge.mn/hetiintolov.htm
Valentin Poposki, 3 June 2006

[About water theme of this flag:] Selenge is near to the Baikal lake of Russia, where Buryats live. Its Mongol name is Dalai-Nor, the sacred sea. The area has a dense river system which extend to the north of Mongolia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Baikal)
Corentin Chamboredon, 5 June 2006

The Selenge aymag flag shows waves, I suppose, for the namesake river, one of the Baykal tributaries, that crosses its territory.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 5 June 2006


Suhbaatar aymag

(Сүхбаатар)

[Suqbaatar province] by António Martins-Tuválkin (using Miguel Romero's site image)

Horizontal red - light blue - red tricolor with province emblem (diam.: ~=9/30 height) on the upper hoist (centered on imag. rect. ~(1/3)h(1/2)h), with three tails on the fly, madre from two identical cut-outs composed of a disc and intersected triangle. Approx. ratio (incl. tails): 3:7

[Suqbaatar province emblem] by António Martins-Tuválkin (using Miguel Romero's site image)

The emblem consists of a dark blue square with a light brown pegausus with yellow, orange and light blue wings on it, surrounded by a wide red border with the white letters (serif capitals, for those in Cyrillic script) making the words "Сyхбаатар" (top), аймаг"; mongol orthography texts (left and right) -- which mean "Sụqbaatar province" in Mongol -- written respectively in its Cyrillic and Mongol orthographies (quite suitable, as Mongol script runs vertically from top to bottom and Cyrillic horizontally from left to right). This square sits on yellow and white flower-like device, also vert. and horiz. symmetrical, which in turn sits on a equally symmetrical green light-blue-fimbriated leave like octogon.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 August 2004


Tov province

(Төв)

[Tov province] by António Martins-Tuválkin (using Miguel Romero's site image)

Dark green flag with white-fimbriated orange stripe near the bottom; over it, set to the hoist, white and orange ornament. Flag ratio approx. 4:7.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 September 2004