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Bulgan (city)

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Country  Mongolia
Area  99.95 km2

Bulgan (Mongol: ??????) is a town, administrative centre of Bulgan province of Mongolia. Bulgan sum has a population of 11,984 (2005, town proper 10,878), 12,323 (2008), town proper has a population of 11,198 (2008). It is located at the site of the former Daichin Wangiin Khuree monastery at an elevation of 1,208 metres (3,963 ft) and 468 kilometres (291 mi) from Ulan Bator.


Map of Bulgan (city)

Nature Reserve

Uran Togoo Tulga Nature Reserve (1600 hectare), about 60 km west of Bulgan, is famous for its extinct volcanoes, e.g. Uran Uul.


The Bulgan Airport (UGA/ZMBN) has one unpaved runway and is served by regular flights to Ulan Bator, Khovd, and Moron.

Bulgan is linked to Erdenet and to Ulan Bator by a paved road.


Bulgan experiences a subarctic climate (Koppen Dwc) with long, dry, very cold winters and short, warm summers.


Bulgan was founded in 1938.


A former military point in the south of Bulgan, which was founded in 1921, was transformed into a museum. One of its buildings, which was used as a shop before 1921, dates from 1668.

There is another sightworthy museum in the center of town. Its most interessting part is a display on Mongolias first man in space, J. Gurragchaa, who was born in Bulgan Aimag in 1947.

The mausoleum of Khatanbaatar Magsarjav, a national hero who liberated the Mongolian town of Khovd from the Chinese in 1912, can be seen on a hill in the southwest of Bulgan.

Dashchoinkhorlon Khiid is a monastery rebuilt in 1992. The former monastery, Bangiin Khuree which had been inhabited by about 1000 monks, was destroyed by order of Khorloogiin Choibalsan in 1937.


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