Multiple time zones in Mongolia
eggert at twinsun.com
Mon Dec 13 17:44:30 UTC 1999
From: "Law, Gwil Jr. " <Gwil_Law at Bridge-Point.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 09:48:53 -0500
Following the published criteria, Dund-Us is the top choice, with
Ulaangom a close second. Dund-Us is more centrally located in the zone,
which might give it more of an edge.
Thanks very much for your analysis. Dund-Us's multiple names troubles
me. (I have a sneaking suspicion that some of them are just nicknames
like ``The Big Apple''.:-) However, as you say, Dund-Us is more
centrally located, and it is easier to spell, so perhaps we should go
I'm still planning to comment out Shanks's claim that there was a
third time zone in the east, but in the comment I'll change its
canonical representative from Baruun-Urt to Choibalsan, as the latter
seems by far the largest town in the purported zone. Unfortunately
its spelling is also problematic: Choybalsan? Qoibalsan? Something
with umlauts over it?
Graham Taylor explains that the naming problem
has arisen from the confusing system of giving the soum
township a different name to the soum area....
It was once said that the hardest things to find in Mongolia
were accurate information and coconut milk....
[There are] often multiple levels of conflicting information
from the same official source.
I'm used to this problem with time zone information, but it is amusing
to see it with regard to place names.
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