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Inner Mongolia
(1,406 words)



101 counties, 20 cities

23.97 million inhabitants .

1,183,000 km²

20 inhabitants per km²

The Autonomous Region of Inner Mongolia (Nei Menggu zizhiqu) lies in the north and northeast of the PRC. Important cities beside Hohhot are Baotou, Wuhai, Jining, and Chifeng. Inner Mongolia ranges from SW to NE over a length of about 2500 km and a width of some 400 km. Situated at an average of 1000 m above sea level, it belongs to the northern Chinese steppe plateau. To the northeast, the Great Hinggan Mountains with …

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Kaschewsky, Rudolf, “Inner Mongolia”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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