|— Prefecture-level city —|
Muslim Themed Street in Hohhot
Location of Hohhot Prefecture within Inner Mongolia
Location within China
|- CPC Committee Secretary||Han Zhiran (韩志然)|
|- Mayor||Tang Aijun (汤爱军)|
|- Prefecture-level city||17,000 km² (6,563. A prefecture-level city ( or prefecture-level municipality is an administrative division of the People's Republic of China, ranking below a province and Inner Mongolia ( Mongolian:, Öbür mongɣul; occasionally romanized to Nei Mongol is the Mongol Talk People's Republic of China) PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARTICLE GUIDELINES Inner Mongolia ( Mongolian:, Öbür mongɣul; occasionally romanized to Nei Mongol is the Mongol See also Administrative divisions of the Republic of China Due to China 's large Population and area the political divisions of China have consisted See also Administrative divisions of the Republic of China Due to China 's large Population and area the political divisions of China have consisted Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. A prefecture-level city ( or prefecture-level municipality is an administrative division of the People's Republic of China, ranking below a province and Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 7 sq mi)|
|- Urban||149 km² (57. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 5 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,065 m (3,494 ft)|
|- Prefecture-level city||2,580,000|
|- Density||151. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit A prefecture-level city ( or prefecture-level municipality is an administrative division of the People's Republic of China, ranking below a province and Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 8/km² (393. 1/sq mi)|
|- Urban Density||10,201. 3/km² (26,421. 4/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard Time (UTC+8)|
|License plate prefixes||蒙A|
|GDP (2006)||CNY 90 billion|
|- per capita||CNY 34,710|
|Local Dialect||Jin: Hohhot dialect|
|Website: www.huhhot.gov.cn (Chinese)|
Hohhot (Mongolian: , Kökeqota; Chinese: 呼和浩特; pinyin: Hūhéhàotè), occasionally spelled Huhehot or Huhhot, is the capital city of the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China. China standard time or Beijing time is the Time zone observed in the People's Republic of China ( PRC) UTC+8 is a band of Timezones separated from the Greenwich Mean Time by 8 hours The Postal code for the People's Republic of China uses a numeric six-digit System for the whole country A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks The Chinese Telephone Code Plan is the way to group telephone numbers in the mainland of the People's Republic of China. The People's Republic of China issues vehicles Licence plates at its Vehicle Management Offices under the administration of the Ministry of Public Security Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Spoken Chinese ( comprises many regional variants the largest of which are Mandarin, Wu, Cantonese, and Min. Hohhot dialect ( is a dialect of Jin, one of the subdivisions of Spoken Chinese. The Mongolian language (mn [[ImageMonggol kelesvg 17px]] Mongɣol kele, Cyrillic: Монгол хэл Mongol khel) is the best-known member of Pinyin, more formally Hanyu pinyin, is the most common Standard Mandarin Romanization system in use Inner Mongolia ( Mongolian:, Öbür mongɣul; occasionally romanized to Nei Mongol is the Mongol Talk People's Republic of China) PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARTICLE GUIDELINES It was chosen as Inner Mongolia's capital in 1952, replacing Ulanhot. Year 1952 ( MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The name "Hohhot" is Mongolian for "Blue City". In Chinese, the name can be abbreviated to Hū Shì (呼市) "Hu-town" or translated as Qīng Chéng (青城), also meaning "Blue City". Earlier Chinese administrative names for the city were Guihua (歸化) and Guisui(歸綏).
The city dates back to the time of Altan Khan, and is one of the major tourist destinations of Inner Mongolia. Altan Khan (1507-1582 Mongolian Алтан хан whose given name was Anda, was the ruler of the Tumed Mongols and de facto ruler of the Right Wing or western
Hohhot was founded by Altan Khan around 1580. Altan Khan (1507-1582 Mongolian Алтан хан whose given name was Anda, was the ruler of the Tumed Mongols and de facto ruler of the Right Wing or western Until 1954, Hohhot was referred to by the Chinese as Guisui (歸綏 Guīsuī), or Kweisui, which is the acronym of the two districts of the city:
The two sections later became Guihua District (歸化縣) of the Qing Empire, renamed to Guisui County (歸綏縣) in 1913, and upgraded to a city in 1950. Not to be confused with Qin Dynasty, the first dynasty of Imperial China Year 1913 ( MCMXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
It was the capital of the defunct Suiyuan Province. Under then Inner Monglian-chairman Ulanhu, the city became the capital of Inner Mongolia in 1952. Ulanhu ( Chinese: 乌兰夫 1906 - December 8 1988) was the founder of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in China
Located in the south central part of Inner Mongolia, Hohhot is encircled by the Daqing Shan (大青山, Далан Хар Уул）or Great Dark Mountains to the north and the Hetao Plateau to the south. The climate is arid, with a cold winter, a hot summer, and strong winds, especially in spring. Hohhot is a popular destination for tourists during the summer months because of the nearby grasslands. Grasslands (also called greenswards) are areas where the Vegetation is dominated by Grasses ( Poaceae) and other Herbaceous (non-woody
Hohhot's look and feel for a visitor seems a combination of Mongol culture, Muslim architecture, mixed with traditional elements of a mid-sized Chinese industrial urban area. Food specialty in the area is mostly focused on Mongolian cuisine and dairy products and there is a large selection of Halal Muslim restaurants. Halal (حلال ḥalāl, halaal) is an Arabic term meaning permissible. Although there is a significant Mongol population in the city, most ethnic Mongols, especially younger people, tend to only communicate in Mandarin Chinese. There is a linguistic divide between "old-town" folk, with a large Muslim Hui minority, who tend to converse in raw Hohhot dialect, which contains noticeable elements of Jin language of neighboring Shanxi province, which can be difficult to understand for a standard Mandarin speaker. Hohhot dialect ( is a dialect of Jin, one of the subdivisions of Spoken Chinese. ( Postal map spelling: Shansi) is a province in the northern part of the People's Republic of China. The newer more educated crowd mostly concentrated in Xincheng District, speak Hohhot-based Mandarin Chinese, the majority also with a noticeable, although comprehensible, accent.
Commercially Hohhot is known for being the base of nationally renouned dairy giants Yili and Mengniu. China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited () is a manufacturing and distribution company of Dairy products and Ice cream in the People's Republic of China
Hohhot includes 4 counties, 4 districts, and a county-level banner; 20 sub-districts, and 96 townships. This article is about a type of administrative division in Inner Mongolia China
11% of the city's population is of Mongol origin; most of the rest are Han Chinese, with some Korean, Hui, Manchu, Uyghur and other minorities. Wuchuan ( is a county within Hohhot City, capital of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, in the People's Republic of China. Han Chinese ( are an Ethnic group native to China and by most modern definitions the largest single Ethnic group in the world. The Korean people are an East Asian Ethnic group. Most Koreans speak the Korean language. The Hui people ( Xiao'erjing: حُوِ ذَو) are a Chinese ethnic group, typically distinguished by their practice of Islam. The Manchu people ( Manchu: Manju;, Mongolian: Манж Russian: Маньчжуры are a Tungusic people who originated in The Uyghur (also spelled Uygur, Uighur, Uigur, Uyghur: ئۇيغۇر) are a Turkic people of Central Asia. A significant portion of the population is of mixed ethnic origin. Mongols growing up in Hohhot are less likely to know Mongolian than those growing up in rural communities of the autonomous region.
By rail, Hohhot lies on the Jingbao Railway from Beijing to Baotou. This article is about passenger transportation in Mainland China. The Jingbao railway (京包铁路 is a 833 km railway from Beijing to Baotou, Inner Mongolia in mainland China Baotou ( Buɣutu) is a Prefecture-level city and the largest city in Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China. Trains to Beijing link to destinations to the south and the northeast. Manchuria ( Romanized Manchu: Manju,, Маньчжурия Mongolian: Манж is a historical name given to a vast geographic region in northeast The most prominent rail link with Beijing is the overnight K90 train, which has served the Hohhot-Beijing line since the 1980's and is referred to colloquially as simply "9-0" by locals. Westbound trains go through Baotou and Lanzhou. Lanzhou ( Postal map spelling: Lanchow is a Prefecture-level city and capital of Gansu province in northwestern China. There are also rail links to most major Inner Mongolian cities and to Ulaanbaatar. Ulan Bator, or Ulaanbaatar (Улаанбаатар is the Capital and largest city of Mongolia. Hohhot's Baita International Airport (IATA:HET) is about half an hour from the city centre by car. Hohhot Baita International Airport ( is an airport in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China. It has direct flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Wuhan, Hong Kong, and to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Mongolia (mɒŋˈɡoʊliə, literally Mongol country/nation,) is a Landlocked Country in East Long distance buses connect Hohhot to Baotou (via the Hubao Expressway) and to other areas in Inner Mongolia.
Universities located in Hohhot include:
There are over 50 sets of murals in southeastern Hohhot, including a "Horse-tending Image" (牧馬圖). Inner Mongolia University is a university in Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China, under the authority of the Inner Mongolian autonomous regional government The Inner Mongolia University of Agriculture ( is a University in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. Inner Mongolia Normal University (内蒙古师范大学 is a university in Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China under the authority of the Autonomous Region Inner Mongolia University of Technology ( is a University in Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China, under the authority of the Autonomous Region government Over 50 pre-modern Buddhist temples and towers. Buddhism is a family of beliefs and practices