Darkhan (city)

capital city of Darkhan-Uul Aimag, Mongolia

Darkhan (Mongolian: Дархан) is a city in Mongolia. It is in a province with the same name. It is the third largest city in the country. In 2010, the population was 74,738.

NameEdit

Darkhan means blacksmith in Mongolian.

EconomyEdit

The city's economy is mostly industrial. Education is also an important sector of the city's economy.

HistoryEdit

Darkhan is a new city. It was begun on October 17, 1961.

ClimateEdit

Darkhan has a borderline humid continental climate (Dwb), close to the more typical subarctic climate (Dwc) of northern Mongolia, which is found in higher areas near the city, and only marginally wet enough to avoid qualifying as a semi-arid climate (BSk). This area has extremely cold and dry winters; however the summers are warmer and more humid.

Climate data for Darkhan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −16
(3)
−12
(10)
1
(34)
11
(52)
19
(66)
24
(75)
26
(79)
24
(75)
18
(64)
9
(48)
−3
(27)
−13
(9)
7.3
(45.1)
Average low °C (°F) −28
(−18)
−26
(−15)
−15
(5)
−4
(25)
3
(37)
10
(50)
13
(55)
12
(54)
3
(37)
−5
(23)
−16
(3)
−25
(−13)
−6.5
(20.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 5
(0.2)
4
(0.2)
6
(0.2)
13
(0.5)
22
(0.9)
63
(2.5)
92
(3.6)
82
(3.2)
41
(1.6)
15
(0.6)
8
(0.3)
6
(0.2)
357
(14.1)
Average precipitation days 4 3 4 6 8 12 15 15 9 6 5 5 92
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EducationEdit

There are ten colleges in Darkhan. Many students come to Darkhan to study. There are also the Institute of Management and Development, the Regional Business Development Center and the Plant Science and Agricultural Training Research Institute.

CultureEdit

The city has a monument to the horse-head fiddle (morinkhuur), the national instrument of Mongolia.

There is a Buddhist monastery Kharagiin monastery in a pretty log cabin in the older part of the town.

The Museum of Darkhan-Uul is the Traditional Museum of Folk Art. It has a collection of archaeological findings, traditional clothing, religious artifacts, and taxidermy.