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Bulgan province is situated in the North, in the territory of the Khangai mountain forest steppe zone. Bulgan province borders on the North with the Russian Federation. Bulgan province is a curious mixture: the south is dry grassland and the north is green and has enough forest to support a small timber industry; scattered in between are about 50,000 hectares of wheat and vegetable crops - Mongolia's agricultural heartland - and Erdenet, Mongolia's largest copper mine. The ethnic groups comprise Khaikh, Buryat and Russians.     

Mongolia's largest river, the Selenge Gol, crosses the province 's north, and the Orkhon and Tuul rivers meander around the southern parts. Coniferous trees, fruits and medical herbs such as berry, goosberry, hippobophae, plantago, great burhet, peony species of artemesia and thyme grow in the fertile soil. Mixed forest occupies about 30 % of the province territory. Elks, bears, deer, white antelopes, boars, musk deer, lynxes, squirrels, marmots inhabit the area. Bulgan province is rich in beautiful places, such as Eg-Selenge, Eg-Tarvagatai meadow,Uran-Togoo, Khugnukhan. Khuiji, Uurt and other springs of the province are popular destinations. Of historic memorials there are remnants of the Stone Age, ruins, and the site of Baibalyk, the ancient city of Uighur State, and the ruins of the residence of prince Tsogt. Bulgan is a famous area of pilgrimage of Mongolians due to its historic places. The main sector of economy is agriculture. The province takes the 3rd place in the country for its farming. The local industry produces a broad range of products including foodstuffs, gold, consumer and export goods. Average annual industrial output reaches 1.9 billion tugriks. Over 70%  of  the province budget comes from local revenue.

Khugnu-Tarni national park Uran Togoo volcano


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