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Sums of Mongolia

This article is about the administrative subdivisions of Mongolia. For other uses, see Sum (country subdivision).

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 329 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 has total revenues of 120 million Tögrög, 90% of which comes from national subsidies.

Each district is again subdivided into bags (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.

Arkhangai Province

19 districts

Bayan-Ölgii Province

14 districts

Bayankhongor Province

20 districts

Bulgan Province

16 districts

Darkhan-Uul Province

4 districts

Dornod Province

14 districts

Dornogovi Province

14 districts

Dundgovi Province

15 districts

Govi-Altai Province

18 district

Govisümber Province

3 districts

Khentii Province

17 district

Khovd Province

17 districts

Khövsgöl Province

24 districts

Ömnögovi Province

15 districts

Orkhon Province

2 districts

Övörkhangai Province

19 districts

Selenge Province

17 districts

Sükhbaatar Province

13 districts

Töv Province

27 districts

Uvs Province

19 districts

Zavkhan Province

24 districts

References and external links

  • All Mongolian sums population 2009.12.31
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