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Hohhot

Kökeqota.svg
呼和浩特
Ceety o Hohhot · 呼和浩特市
Hohhot Central Square
Hohhot Central Square
Hohhot (red) in Inner Mongolie (orange) an Cheenae
Hohhot (red) in Inner Mongolie (orange) an Cheenae
Hohhot is locatit in Inner Mongolia
Hohhot
Hohhot
Location in Inner Mongolie
Coordinates: 40°49′N 111°39′E / 40.817°N 111.650°E / 40.817; 111.650
KintraFowkrepublic o Cheenae
RegionInner Mongolie
County-level divisions10
Tounship diveesions116
Established1580
Govrenment
 • CPC Committee SecretaryHan Zhiran (韩志然)
 • MayorTang Aijun (汤爱军)
Area
 • Prefectur-level ceety17,224 km2 (6,650 sq mi)
 • Urban
2,158 km2 (833 sq mi)
 • Metro
2,158 km2 (833 sq mi)
Elevation
1,065 m (3,494 ft)
Population
 (2010 Census)
 • Prefectur-level ceety2,866,615
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,980,774
 • Urban density920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,980,774
 • Metro density920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (Cheenae Staundart Time)
Postal code
010000
Aurie code(s)471
License plate prefixes蒙A
GDP (2008)CNY 131.6 billion
 - per caipitaCNY 51,016
Local DialectJin: Hohhot dialect
Wabsteidhttp://www.huhhot.gov.cn/en/index.asp
Hohhot
Cheenese呼和浩特
Leeteral meaninblue city or calling for peace, abundant, & unique

Hohhot (Mongolie: Kökeqota.svg, Cheenese: ; pinyin: Hūhéhàotè, abbreviatit Hū Shì (Cheenese: ); romanizit as Huhehot or Huhhot an aw), is a ceety in north-central Cheenae an the caipital o the Inner Mongolie Autonomous region, servin as the region's admeenistrative, economic, an cultural centre.

The ceety wis foondit bi Mongol ruler Altan Khan in the late 16t century. It wis chosen as the region's admeenistrative centre in 1952, replacin Ulanhot. A ceety wi a rich cultural backgrund, Hohhot is kent for its historical steids an temples an is ane o the major tourist destinations o Inner Mongolie. It is naitionally kent as the hame o Cheenae's dairy giants Mengniu an Yili an aw, an wis declared "Dairy Caipital o Cheenae" bi the China Dairy Industry Association an the Dairy Association of China in 2005.

The name o the ceety in Mongolie means "Blue Ceety." The colour blue in Mongolie cultur is associatit wi the sky, eternity an purity; in Cheenese, the name can be translatit as Qīng Chéng (Cheenese: 青城), literally, "Blue/Green Ceety."[1]

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ceety State Kintra
Ulaanbaatar Flag ulaanbaatar.svg Ulan Bator Mongolie Mongolie
Ulan-Ude Buryatie Buryatie Roushie Roushie

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Chinese "qing" haes traditionally been a color atween "blue" an "green" in Scots, leadin some modren sources tae translate Qing Cheng intae Scots as "Green Ceety" insteid o "Blue Ceety," includin, for example, the official website of Hohhot.