One of the biggest town
Darkhan province was built in 1961 as an industrial center in the North and Darkhan-Uul province was established in 1994. With a population of 75 000 inhabitants, Darkhan is the second largest city of Mongolia The province's territory is located 700 meters above sea level and 230km from Capital Ulaanbaatar. It is located along the Mongolian railway linking the north and south of Mongolia. Even if it is located in the heart of the province of Selenge, the city is considered a municipality in its own right. Darkhan-Uul province is the major agricultural producer in Mongolia with rich resources for agricultural development. Darkhan has rich natural resources and mineral deposits as well as an abundance of vegetation and wildlife. There are protected animals such as sable, deer, elk, beaver, and the sturgeon, which are registered in the Red Book. Darkhan was built as the foundation for Mongolia's major industries, particularly construction materials.