Information about provinces, cities, counties,towns in China
Set Homepage
Add Favorite
Sign in || Sign Up

where are you now? Your Guide to > Baotou Municipality>Inner Mongolia Region;

Baotou Municipality, A prefecture-level city under Inner Mongolia Region, In Chinese [包头市]

Baotou Municipality Overview

7/29/2011 4:08:00 PM    【Big Medium Small】 【Print】    Visitors:221

Baotou, a prefecture level city whose name in Mongolian, Baoketu, means "a place abundant in deer" - though the deer have long since been decimated - is situated on the banks of the Yellow River near the foot of the Yinshan Mountains.

Located in Western Inner Mongolia, Baotou Prefecture covers an area of 27,768 square kilometers (10718 square miles), with a population of around 2.60 million, including the Han, the Hui, the Man, and of course the Mongols, to name the largest groups. A 214-kilometer (133-mile) stretch of the Yellow River runs through the prefecture. Baotou is the largest city in Inner Mongolia, and one of the important industrial bases of the country. The city's name means 'place with deer' in the Mongolian language, hence the city has the nickname "Deer City".

Although Baotou's development as a city is of relatively short history, records of human settlement can be traced back to almost 5,000 years ago. In 1809, it was incorporated as a town, and it became a city in 1953, from which time Baotou has been known for its steel production.

The city has a profound history and abundant cultural relics. Human settlers moved there as early as six thousand years ago in the Neolithic Age. During the Warring States Period (476BC-221BC), the Zhao State built the wall in the present suburb of Baotou, which is said by Chinese historians to be the oldest section of the Great Wall. In the contemporary age, Baotou became a port and a town of great commercial importance for the fur trade, which relied on the waterways of the Yellow River. The railway construction from Beijing expanded to Baotou. However, Baotou is most famous for the discovery of the Baiyun'ebo iron mine in the early Twentieth Century.

Tomb of Genghis Khan's MausoleumVisit the Mongolian yurts, drink a bowl of warm milk tea, and enjoy eating mutton with your hands, which are all indispensable ways to experience the Mongolian customs in Baotou. Saihan Tala Grassland is the only grassland in China that is located in a city center. Some 100 kilometers away in Ordos's desert, the Genghis Khan Mausoleum is also a must for visitors to Baotou as it is not too far away.

If the ancient Great Wall, grassland, desert and the Mongolians created the unique culture of the city, rich mineral resources allowed it to develop as a modern industrial city, reputed now as the 'steel capital on grassland' and the 'capital of rare earth'.


PREVOrdos Municipality Overview NextChifeng Municipality Overview

China City Maps City Guide to Harbin City Guide to Changchun City Guide to Beijing City Guide to Hohhot City Guide to Datong City Guide to Dalian City Guide to Qingdao City Guide to Lanzhou City Guide to Nanjing City Guide to Jinan City City Guide to Nanning City Guide to Guilin City Guide to Fuzhou City Guide to Guangzhou City Guide to Kunming City Guide to Haikou City City Guide to Hefei City City Guide to Chongqing City Guide to Chengdu City Guide to Lhasa City Guide to Guiyang City Guide to Changsha City Guide to Nanchang City Guide to Hong Kong City Guide to Macao City Guide to Hangzhou City Guide to Wuhan City City Guide to Zhuhai City Guide to Sanya City Guide to Shenzhen City Guide to Xiamen City City Guide to Taipei City City Guide to Shanghai City City Guide to Xian City Guide to Xining City Guide to Yinchuan City Guide to Zhenzhou City Guide to Qufu City Guide to Taiyuan City Guide to Shijiazhuang City Guide to Tianjin City City Guide to Qinhuangdao City Guide to Shenyang City Guide to Yangzhou City Guide to Wuxi City City Guide to Suzhou City Guide to Urumqi

Directory

China Government Directory
China Manufacturers Directories
China Banks Directory
China Sports Facilities Directory
China Hospitals Directory
China Recreation Directory

Guide

China Railway Guide
China Airport Guide
China Tour Guide
China Hotel Guide
China Restaurant Guide
China Shopping Guide

Searching and Locating

IP Locator
Citizen ID Number Locator
Mob/Fix Phone No. Locator
Zip Number Locator
Area Searching
Street Searching

Hot Cities

Shanghai City
Beijing City
Guangzhou City
Shenzhen City
Hangzhou City
Yiwu City

A B C D E F G H J K L M N O P Q R S T U W X Y Z
Home| Privacy Policy| Agreement| Contact| About Us | Sitemap
2010 cfguide.com ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Last updated on Jul. 24,2013 . (Jan. 22)