Population of Cities in Mongolia (2021)

Famous for being the birthplace of Genghis Khan, Mongolia is a vast and rugged country that still has a significant nomadic culture. It has a total population of just three million, making it one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. The capital city of Ulaanbaatar is home to 1.3 million residents, close to half the country's total population. The city is Mongolia's economic, political and cultural center, and also links the country to its neighbors Russia and China via the Trans-Siberian Railway and the Chinese railway system.

Erdenet is the second-largest city in Mongolia, with a population of 86,866. It is a relatively new city, founded in 1974, and is home to one of the largest copper mines in the world. Throughout the 1980s, the majority of Erdenet's residents were Russians working in the mining industry, and today Russians still make up around 10% of the population. Similarly, Mongolia's third-largest city, Darkhan, is also quite new – it was founded in 1961 and also received economic support from the Soviet Union. Today it remains a mainly industrial region with a population of 74,300 residents.

Mongolia has 0 cities with more than a million people, 1 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 22 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Mongolia is Ulan Bator, with a population of people.

Name 2021 Population
Ulan Bator844,818
Erdenet79,647
Darhan74,300
Khovd30,500
OElgii28,400
Ulaangom28,085
Hovd27,924
Murun-kuren27,690
Bayanhongor26,252
Arvayheer25,622
Suhbaatar24,235
Bayanhongor23,234
Saynshand19,891
Dzuunharaa18,830
Zuunmod17,630
Bulgan17,348
Uliastay16,240
Baruun-Urt15,805
Altai15,800
Mandalgovi15,430
Dalandzadgad15,093
Undurkhaan14,723
Dzuunmod14,660
Choyr9,895
Tosontsengel9,526
Harhorin9,000
Kharkhorin8,977
Tsetserleg5,876
Choibalsan23

Population of All Cities in Mongolia

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