Geography of Bayan-Ulgii aimag

Geography of Bayan-Ulgii aimagBayan-Ulgii aimag stretches from north to south along Mongol-Altai Mountain Ranges, and the distance from the northern border to the southern border is 380km, from the east border to the west is 270km. Bayan-Ulgii province is elevated at 1,301-4,374m above sea level, and the highest point is Altai Mountain Range's Noyon Peak (the highest of Mongolia) at 4,373m, the lowest point is the center of Bayannuur Sum at 1,301m and 95,3% of the whole territory is elevated at or more than 1,600m above sea level.

Bayan-Ulgii is bordered with the People's Republic of China to the west for 450km along the Altain Mountain Ranges crest, with the Russian Federation at the north along the Siilkhem Mountains, to Uvs Aimag to the east for 165km and to Khovd Aimag to the southeast for 450km. As for the geological tectonic region, Bayan-Ulgii aimag is located at the northwest side of the Mongol-Altai creases. Rich resources of tungsten steel, mixed metal, copper, gold, silver and other rare metals are found in Bayan-Ulgii aimag's area.

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