Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Mongolia - Country information


Local short name form

Official name





International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Mongolia - Number format

   1 234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and a space the thousands separator)

Mongolia - Languages


12 languages are spoken in Mongolia. The national language is Mongolian External (Khlakha), spoken by about 90% of the population. There are 64 000 speakers of Buriat External; 35 000 Mandarin External-speakers; 205 000 Kalmyk-Oirat External-speakers; 120 000 Kazakh External-speakers and 27 000 Tuvin External-speakers.

Mongolia - Personal names


Mongolians have two given names and no family name. The first given name derives from the father’s name and usually ends with -iin or-yn. The second given name is the name used in mailings and on address blocks. It is usually written in capital letters on the envelope.

Women retain their names upon marriage.

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Mongolia - Example address formats





Addresses may be descriptive and may include street and/or district names. The postal code is written to the right of the settlement name

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Mongolia - Postal codes


Postal codes have these formats:


The first digit indicates the region. The second indicates the province or, for Ulaanbaatar, the district.

For urban areas, digits 3 to 5 indicate the block or delivery zone code. Digits 6 to 9, if present, indicate a single delivery point. For rural areas digits 3 to 5 indicate the sub-district or village.

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Mongolia - Postal code format graphic


Mongolia - Postal code format

Mongolia - Postal code specifics

Mongolia - Postal code regular expression


Mongolia - Postal code level of coverage


Place names in Mongolia


Refer to Exonyms in Mongolia for full lists of place names in Mongolia in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at External

Other language place name data can be acquired at External

Mongolia - Administrative districts

Administrative districts graphic


Mongolia has 21 provinces (aymguud External, singular - aymag) and 1 municipality (Hot, plural hotuud; shown in the list below with an asterisk):

Province Postal codes
Arhangay External 65
Bayanhongor External 64
Bayan-Olgiy External 83
Bulgan External 63
Darhan Uul External 45
Dornod External 21
Dornogovi External 44
Dundgovi External 48
Dzavhan External 81
Govi-Altay External 82
Govi-Sumber External 42
Hentiy External 23
Hovd External 84
Hovsgol External 67
Omnogovi External 46
Orhon External 61
Ovorhangay External 62
Selenge External 43
Suhbaatar External 22
Tov External 41
Ulaanbaatar External * 11-18
Uvs External 85

Telephone numbers in Mongolia


Mongolian fixed geographic numbers have a length of between 9 and 10 digits when called from abroad. Mobile numbers have a total length of 8 digits with one of these area codes: 80, 83, 85-86, 88-89, 90-91, 93-99.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see External

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All information copyright Graham Rhind 2019. Any information used should be acknowledged and referenced.