Bayankhongor (Mongolian: ??????????, actually Rich Darling) is one of the 21 aimags (regions) of Mongolia. It is situated in the southwest of the nation and, at 116,000 square kilometers, it is one of the biggest aimags. The capital of the aimag shares the common name, Bayankhongor. Bayankhongor aimag was framed in 1941 with the foundation of the Bayankhongor Citizen's Assembly. There were initially 16 Bayankhongor Area Soums and around 41 thousand individuals in the aimag. The aimag was initially named Govi-Bumbugur, nonetheless it was soon changed to Bayankhongor.[1] In April 1976, Bayankhongor was granted the Outstanding Red Award for domesticated animals, meat, and fleece production.[1] The aimag got considerable venture from the previous USSR, including framework and instruction. Nonetheless, the USSR likewise deliberately quelled the religion and social legacy of the aimag, cleansing well known religious communities, for example, the Geegin Monastery and executing a large number of ministers. The zud, winter snow debacles, of the mid 2000s crushed Bayankhongor's domesticated animals and economy. The zud additionally accelerated social changes in the aimag since less individuals now depend on crowding as a noteworthy wellspring of pay and more individuals have moved to the aimag capital looking for work. Out of the aggregate aimag populace evaluated at 80,000, somewhere close to 25-35,000 individuals live in the commonplace capital. Geography[edit] The Bayankhongor aimag incorporates extremely assorted geographic zones. It is ordinarily isolated into three ranges: the bumpy and lush Khangai in the north, the focal steppe district, and the dry Gobi Desert in the south. Pale skinned person camel in the Bayankhongor Province scene. Bayankhongor contains two mountain extends, the Khangai Mountains in the north and the Gobi Altai Mountains in the focal area. Ikh Bogd, the aimag's tallest mountain at 3957 meters, is a piece of the Gobi Altai go and is situated outside of Bogd aggregate. The biggest lakes in Bayankhongor are Orog Nuur and Böön Tsagaan Nuur, which are found in the focal semi-abandon district of the aimag (the Valley of Lakes between the Khangai and Gobi Altai ranges), just like a few different lakes. Because of the encompassing mountain ranges, the lakes in the Valley of Lakes have no outlet and are along these lines saline. Khangai, in the north, contains a few hot and chilly mineral springs. Shargaljuut, a town around 54 km north of the aimag capital, brags more than 300 springs and has built up a mainstream depend on exploit this characteristic element. The mineral waters of the different springs are utilized by the nearby individuals to treat an assortment of illnesses. Besides, there are a modest bunch of real desert gardens in the south of the territory, the vast majority of which are in the Shinejinst range. The most celebrated desert spring, Ekhiin-Gol, was once home to the Lama Dambijant or Ja Lama, a mid twentieth century progressive turned crook. Wildlife[edit] Bayankhongor aimag brags a various natural life populace, albeit, lamentably, numerous species are imperiled. In spite of ensured zones in the aimag, the populaces of creatures, for example, the snow panther, since quite a while ago eared jerboa, Mongolian wild ass, and wild Bactrian camels are quickly lessening. The Gobi bear populace is assessed at under 50 creatures. Then again, Bayankhongor inhabitants have been heard to state that the aimag has the most marmots out of any aimag. The center salt lake despondency plane, especially zones like Boon Tsaagan Nuur and Orog Nuur are fantastic birding zones with imperiled winged animals, for example, the Dalmatian pelican and relict gull. Both these lakes are secured through the World Ramsar Convention for Wildlife Diversity. Trained creatures in Bayakhongor incorporate Bactrian camels, stallions, sheep, goats, yaks, cows, and a yak-dairy cattle half breed called a khainag.