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Khatgal is a village in Mongolia on the southern tip of Lake Khövsgöl. Khatgal has an airstrip and a small port, plus a school and a post/telecom office. There is a wooden bridge nearby over the Eg River.HistoryKhatgal was founded in 1727 as a camp of the Mongolian watch post system. By 1910, a small settlement had formed, mainly through trade with Russia. In 1914 a telegraph connection was established from the Russian border town Mondy to Uliastai via Khatgal, and in 1921 about 150 Russian settlers lived here.In the same year, Khatgal became an administrative center in the region. In 1931 it became the center of the newly established Khövsgöl Aimag, but shortly afterwards in 1933 the administration moved to Mörön.The town had about 7000 inhabitants and a power plant in 1990, but the dry-up of transport routes and the closure of a local wool factory have led to high migration rates, leaving only 3,756 inhabitants in 1994 and 2,498 inhabitants in the 2000 census. The latest official population estimate is 2,796 (December 31, 2006 ). Khatgal also lost its status as a town and is now administratively part of Alag-Erdene Sum. In 2007, Khatgal was connected to the Mongolian central power grid and to cell phone services.State Great Khural member and former health minister Lamjavyn Gündalai was born in Khatgal.Find what you're looking for from your Khatgal holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy Mongolia trip itinerary builder tool.
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