Khövsgöl Province


Khövsgöl Province

Geobox|Province
country = Mongolia
name = Khövsgöl Aimag
other_name = _mn. Хөвсгөл аймаг
coordinates_type = adm1st
lat_d = 49 |lat_m = 38 |lat_NS = N
long_d = 100 |long_m = 10 |long_EW = E



symbol_type = Coat of arms
symbol = Mn coa khuvsgul aymag.png


established = 1931
capital = Mörön
area = 100600
population = 123416
population_as_of = 2005
population_density = 1.23
timezone = UTC+8
area_code = +976 (0)138
code1_type = License plate
code1 = ХӨ_ (_ variable)
code2_type = ISO 3166-2 code
code2 = MN-041
website = http://gate1.pmis.gov.mn/huvsgul/

Khövsgöl ( _mn. Хөвсгөл) is the northernmost of the 21 aimags (provinces) of Mongolia. The name is derived from Lake Khövsgöl.

Geography and History

mountains. The center and east are less mountainous, but still hilly.

Within Mongolia, the region is well-known for its natural beauty, and Lake Khövsgöl is one of the countries major tourist attractions. The largest forest areas of Mongolia are located around and to the north of the lake, extending the south-siberian Taiga.

The aimag was founded in 1931. Khatgal was the administrative center until 1933, since when it has been Mörön.

Population

Notes and References


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