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.


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
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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
 • CPC Committee SecretaryHan Zhiran (韩志然)
 • MayorTang Aijun (汤爱军)
 • Prefectur-level ceety17224 km2 (6,650 sq mi)
 • Urban
2158 km2 (833 sq mi)
 • Metro
2158 km2 (833 sq mi)
1065 m (3494 ft)
 (2010 Census)
 • Prefectur-level ceety2,866,615
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Urban density920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (Cheenae Staundart Time)
Postal code
Area code(s)471
License plate prefixes蒙A
GDP (2008)CNY 131.6 billion
 - per caipitaCNY 51,016
Local DialectJin: Hohhot dialect
Leeteral meaninblue city or calling for peace, abundant, & unique

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 ceetiesEedit

Ceety State Kintra
Ulaanbaatar   Ulan Bator   Mongolie
Ulan-Ude   Buryatie   Roushie


  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 Archived 2009-05-15 at the Wayback Machine.