Uvs is one of the 21 aimags (provinces) of Mongolia. It is located in the west of the country, 1336 km away from the national capital Ulaanbaatar. Its capital is Ulaangom which lies 936m above sea level. The province is named after Mongolia's biggest lake, Uvs Lake.
Parts of the steppe in this province are protected as the World Heritage Site Ubsunur Hollow. In the north the province borders the Russian Federation for 640 km, in the east 340 km of border lies between Uvs and Zavkhan province. In the south and west it borders with Khovd and Bayan-Ölgii provinces for 200 km each. The province occupies 4.45% of the national territory, which is equivalent of 69,585 km sq.