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Hohhot is the capital of Inner Mongolia and the political, economic, scientific and cultural center of the region and is recognized as one of China's better-known historical cities. The name Hohhot is Mongolian for "green city". It is known as a national forest city, a model tourist city, one of the global Top 20 for economic growth, China's Top 100 for economic strength, and China's Top 50 for investment and finance. It also has an abundance of dairy products. 


The cities of Baotou and Erdos lie to the west and Ulanqab to the east as well as Shanxi province to the south. It is a key point for China's western development strategy while, at the same time, providing a hub for the north, northwest, and the rest of the mainland. It also connects China with Mongolia, Russia and even Eastern Europe.


The city has a continental monsoon climate and distinct four seasons with long, cold winters, short, hot summers, and violent weather changes in spring and autumn. Its coldest temperature can be -12.7℃, and the hottest, 22.9℃. 

Administrative divisions

The city covers an area of 17,200 square kilometers, with a 2,065-sq-km urban area. The administrative area includes four districts -- Xincheng, Huimin, Yuquan and Saihan -- and four adjoining counties -- Togtoh, Horinger, Qingshuihe, and Wuchuan -- and a banner called Tumd Left Banner. It is home to 3.14 million people.


In 2023, the economic development of Hohhot, capital city of North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, has shown remarkable progress, surpassing expectations and outperforming national and regional averages.

According to preliminary calculations, Hohhot achieved a regional GDP of 380 billion yuan ($52.91 billion), marking a 10 percent year-on-year growth. These figures significantly exceeded the national growth rate of 5.2 percent and the regional growth rate of 7.3 percent.

The added-value of large-scale industries in the city saw a remarkable 23.6 percent year-on-year growth, surpassing national and regional averages by 19 and 16.2 percentage points. This secured the city the top position in the region.

Hohhot's fixed asset investment also surged by 25.5 percent in 2023, outpacing national and regional figures by 22.5 and 5.7 percentage points, ranking second in the region.

Additionally, the total retail sales of consumer goods in the city reached 1202.6 billion yuan, showing a 13.5 percent year-on-year increase. This surpassed the national and regional averages by 6.3 and 5.4 percentage points, respectively, thus claiming the top spot in the region.

Throughout the four quarters of 2023, the region's GDP exhibited a steady upward trend, with growth rates of 7.2 percent, 9.2 percent, 9.7 percent, and 10 percent respectively. These positive figures have consolidated the region's favorable economic trajectory, achieving the fastest growth in nearly a decade.