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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 Улаанбаата&# 1088; 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:


Arhangay province

(Архангай)

In these photos: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/... from http://markandkaraestep.blogspot.gr/, http://www.miniih.com/... from the aymag's local legislature site and http://www.meri.mn/fil e/arkhangai/img_1244.jpg we get a light blue flag with the centerpiece from the new emblem in yellow close to the hoist.
Paraskevas Renesis, 7 November 2012

[Arhangay province emblem] from http://www.miniih.com/...

Provincial emblem in the cabinet of official.
Paraskevas Renesis, 7 November 2012

[Arhangay province emblem] from http://www.buryatia.org /...

Provincial emblem
Yuri Pirogov, 30 December 2012

[Arhangay province flag] by Zoltan Horvath

Also Arhangay aymag seems to have changed once again its symbols as we can see in the FB page of the aymag's governor and in this photo: http://arkhangai-ith.com/... from the local legislature's official web page..
The new flag is blue with the new logo: http://arkhangai.gov.mn/ ...png from the official aymag govt web site.
The emblem seems to be closer to the hoist. In this photo the flag seems so long and the emblem off-center.
Governor's photo with the previous flag: http://resource.unen.mn/....
Paraskevas Renesis, 23 September 2014

[Arhangay province flag] by Zoltan Horvath

I think this emblem is placed in the center of the flag, at least based on this image taken in front of Mongolian Civil Defence building: (http: //nema.ar.gov.mn/...).
Possibly there could be both variantions, one for indoor usage when emblem ia placed near to hoist, and another one for outdoor version when emblem is centered.
Zoltan Horvath, 23 September 2014


Bayanhongor province

(Баянхонго 88;)

[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

[Baannqongor province] image from "Vexilla Mundi" (site of Mello Luchtenberg)

Onother image made after photos made in Mongolia.
info from Marek Boćianski, 4 March 2012


Bayan-Olgiy province

(Баян-Өлгий)

[Bayan-Olgii province] image from "Vexilla Mundi" (site of Mello Luchtenberg)

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

[Bayan-Olgii province]

A good reference was found: http://ww w.bayanulgii.gov.mn/images/stories/hural/hural.jpg
founded by Yuri Pirogov, 31 December 2012

[Bayan-Olgii province] image from http://i132.photobucket.com...

Different flag (official probably) of Bayan-Olgiy aymag (Bayan-Ulgii Aimag ) is shown here: http://i132.photobucket.com/... and http://www.buryatia.org/...
founded by Yuri Pirogov, 30 December 2012


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


Orhon province

(Орхон)

[Orhon province] image from http://www.ith-orhon.mn

In the site of Orhon aymag's local legislature: there's the image of a flag that seems to be that of the aymag: Below the image there's a decision of the local legislature dated 2001 that probably contains a description of the aymag flag.
Paraskevas Renesis, 9 June 2013


Darqan Uul province

(ДарханУул)

[Darqan Uul province] image from "Vexilla Mundi" (site of Mello Luchtenberg)

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

According photos made in Mongolia the narrow vertical stripe placed near the hoist.
info from Marek Boćianski, 4 March 2012


Hentiy province

(Хэнтий)

[Hentiy province] by Valentin Poposki

Flag of the Province of Hentiy, Mongolia
Valentin Poposki, 27 November 2011

[Hentiy province] image from "Vexilla Mundi" (site of Mello Luchtenberg)

Onother image made after photos made in Mongolia.
info from Marek Boćianski, 4 March 2012


Ovorkhangay province

(Өвөрханга 81;)

[Ovorkhangay province] image from "Vexilla Mundi" (site of Mello Luchtenberg)

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


Dzavhan province

(Завхан)

[Dzavhan province] image from "Vexilla Mundi" (site of Mello Luchtenberg)

Mello Luchtenberg reported about Zavkhan Aimag flag at: http://www.vexilla-mundi.com/ne w.html. He used the following sources:
http://www.zavkhan.gov.mn/image...80001
http://w ww.zavkhan.gov.mn/gallery...105
http://www.zavkhan.gov.mn/photo...70001
Jens Pattke, 4 March 2012

[Dzavhan province emblem] from http://www.buryatia.org /...

Provincial emblem
Yuri Pirogov, 30 December 2012


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

[Dundgovi province] from http://chingis.mn...

Provincial emblem
Yuri Pirogov, 1 January 2013


Dornod province

(Дорнод)

[Dornod province] by Jens Pattke, 17 August 2005

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

[Dornod province] image from ht tp://i132.photobucket.com...

Different flag is shown here: ht tp://i132.photobucket.com/... and http://www.buryatia.org/...
founded by Yuri Pirogov, 30 December 2012

[Dornod province emblem] from http://www.buryatia.org /...

Provincial emblem
Yuri Pirogov, 30 December 2012


Dornogovi province

(Дорноговь)

[Dornogovi province] image from "Vexilla Mundi" (site of Mello Luchtenberg)

[Dornogovi province] image from official website http://dornogobi.gov.mn/cms/index.php... founded by Yuri Pirogov, 30 December 2012

The dinosaur emblem :http://i46.tinypic.com/15nlr7l.jpg of the Dornogovi aymag's flag has been "redrawn": http://i51.tinypic.com/6p16pw.jpg both from :http://www.sa inshand.miniih.com/index.php/home/post/384. I believe this change to a more stylized version of the dino emblem was made last year to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the aymag's establishment. And here's :http://dornogobi-ith.gov.mn/index.php?option= com_content&view=article&id=275:a\ &catid=1:latest-news from the aymag's local legislature web site the flag with the new emblem.
Paraskevas Renesis, 27 February 2012

[Dornogovi province] image from "Vexilla Mundi" (site of Mello Luchtenberg)

Former flag of Dornogovi province.

[Dornogovi province] from http://i46.tinypic.com/15nlr7l.jpg

Former provincial emblem
Paraskevas Renesis, 27 February 2012

[Dornogovi province] from http://i51.tinypic.com/6p16pw.jpg

Modern provincial emblem
Paraskevas Renesis, 27 February 2012


Govi-Sumber province

(Говьсүмбэ 88;)

[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

[Govi Sumber province emblem] from http://www.buryatia.org /...

Provincial emblem
Yuri Pirogov, 30 December 2012


Govi-Altay province

(Говь-Алтай)

[Govi-Altai province] by Valentin Poposki

Flag of the Province of Gov'-Altay, Mongolia
Valentin Poposki, 27 November 2011

Description of this flag in Mongolian - at official page of Govi-Altay province
Yuri Pirogov, 1 January 2013

[Govi-Altai province]

New COA of the Govi-Altay Aimag (2011) from official website.
Yuri Pirogov, 1 January 2013

[Govi-Altai province] by Chrystian Kretowicz

Probably an older version of the flag of Gov'Altay
Chrystian Kretowicz, 28 November 2011


Hovsgol (Hubsugul, Khuvsgul) province

(Хөвсгөл)

[Hovsgol province] by Mello Luchtenberg

Image from http://www.vexilla-mundi.com/me nu.htm (site of Mello Luchtenberg) and http://www.pmis.gov.mn/hu vsgul/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

[Hovsgol province] by Jens Pattke

Here is the new flag of Khuvsgul Province in Mongolia - http://www.khuvsgul.gov.mn/? page_id=1280.
Jens Pattke, 30 November 2011


Qovd (Hovd) 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

[Hovd province emblem] from http://www.buryatia.org /...

Provincial emblem
Yuri Pirogov, 30 December 2012

[Qovd province] by Zoltan Horvath

[Qovd province] by Zoltan Horvath

I have found a Mongolian article about renewal of symbols of Hovd aymag. Based on an on-line dictionary, it seems that Hovd has adopted a new coat of arms and a new flag on 26 April 2011. Original article with images: http://www.hovd.gov.mn/index .php
Zoltan Horvath, 29 November 2011

[Qovd province] by Paraskevas Renesis

It seems that Hovd aymag has changed again it's symbols as we can see in this image:
https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/. .. from the local legislature's FB page:
We can also see the new set of symbols in the banner of the homepage of the official Hovd government site: and also in a photo from the same site: http://www.khovd .gov.mn ... from www.khovd.gov.mn/home/index.php...
But they "fail" to show the change in the symbols' chapter of the govt site.
Paraskevas Renesis, 23 September 2014

[Qovd province] by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg

While the artwork on Facebook shows the stars as metal, with light falling on them from dexter, I'd say they're really supposed to be white.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 14 April 2015


Selenge province

(Сэлэнгэ)

[Selenge province] by Mello Luchtenberg

Image from http://www.vexilla-mundi.com/me nu.htm (site of Mello Luchtenberg) and http://www.selenge.mn/hetiintol ov.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


Omnogovi province

(Өмнөговь)

[Omnogovi province] by Marek Boćianski

[Omnogovi province] founded by Dirk Schoenberger


Uvs province

(Увс)

[Uvs province] image from "Vexilla Mundi" (site of Mello Luchtenberg)

[Uvs province emblem] from http://www.buryatia.org /...

Provincial emblem
Yuri Pirogov, 30 December 2012


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

[Tuv province emblem] from http://www.buryatia.org /...

Provincial emblem
Yuri Pirogov, 30 December 2012