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Mongolia Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 2,373   Population 2000 (UN '000) 2,533
Area (km2) 1,546,294   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 265
Number of Administrative Units 22   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 108
Number of Urban Extents 21   Number of Settlement Points 24

Mongolia Details

Continent Asia
Country Name Mongolia
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 1.0
Leve1 Type Aimag
Number of Units 22
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 108
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2000
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 2,084
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 2,219
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 2,373
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 2,216
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 2,413
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 2,533
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 1,546,294
Average Input Resolution (km) 265
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 24
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 760,077
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 8,983
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 55,445
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 21
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 449
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 6
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 63
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 1,322
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 635,830
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 8,037
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 53,857
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,130,987
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 0%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 45%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 57%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 19
Regression-estimated Extents 3
Digital Chart of the World 3
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
2000 Population and Housing Census, Table 5, National Statistics Office of Mongolia, .
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Boundary data was provided by the Ministry for Nature and Environment.
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
City Population,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
NIMA, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Capital and district centres.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
Census 2000 Aimag population data were extrapolated to target years of 1990 and 1995 using intercensal growth rates between 1989 to 2000, as reported by the National Statistics Office of Mongolia in 2000 Population and Housing Census Main Results. The national intercensal growth rate from 1989 to 2000 was used to project Gobisumber to target years because the growth rate for this aimag was not availble.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes:
The country boundary was matched to DCW; the internal boundries are from the data provided by the Ministry for Nature and Environment.