Uvs (Mongolian: ??? ?????, Uws aimag) is one of the 21 aimags (regions) of Mongolia. It is situated in the west of the nation, 1,336 kilometers or 830 miles far from the national capital Ulaanbaatar. Its capital is Ulaangom which lies 936 meters or 3,070 feet above ocean level. The area is named after Mongolia's greatest lake, Uvs Lake. Geography Parts of the steppe in this area are secured as the World Heritage Site Ubsunur Hollow. In the north the area outskirts the Russian Federation for 640 kilometers or 400 miles, while in the east 340 kilometers or 210 miles of fringe lies amongst Uvs and Zavkhan region. In the south and west it outskirts for 200 kilometers or 120 miles each of Khovd and Bayan-Ölgii territories for. The area possesses 4.45 percent of the national region, totalling 69,585 square kilometers or 26,867 square miles. Of the aggregate range of the area, 60% has a place with the bumpy climatic zone, and 40% to the Gobi semi-betray. Population Mongols and their proto-people groups have lived in the territory since artifact. Presently, 60% of populace is Dörbet, 15% is Bayid and 15% is Khalkha. Additionally there are various Tuvans, Khotons and Kazakhs living in this region. At the end of 2014, there were 20,719 family units dwelling in this territory of whom 7,476 lived in the common focus Ulaangom, 4,105 lived in entirety focuses and 9,138 lived in the wide open as grouping families. History After the transformation in 1921 in Mongolia, on November 21, 1925 the administration established the Chandmani Uulyn Aimag (???????? ????? ?????, Jewel Mountain Province). This territory incorporated the entire western piece of the nation, i.e. today's Uvs, Khovd and Bayan-Ölgii aimags. In 1931 Chandmani Uulyn aimag was part up into the Khovd and Dörvöd aimags. Dörvöd aimag (?????? ?????) was renamed to Uvs aimag in 1933. Managerial subdivision Uvs territory is isolated into 19 wholes, bring down authoritative division units.