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Bugt hot
Prefecture-level city
Deer Monument in Baotou
Deer Monument in Baotou
Baotou (red) in Inner Mongolia (orange) and China
Baotou (red) in Inner Mongolia (orange) and China
Baotou is located in Inner Mongolia
Precise location in Inner Mongolia
Coordinates: 40°39′N 109°50′E / 40.65°N 109.833°E / 40.65; 109.833Coordinates: 40°39′N 109°50′E / 40.65°N 109.833°E / 40.65; 109.833
Country People's Republic of China
Region Inner Mongolia
County-level divisions 10
 • Prefecture-level city 27,768 km2 (10,721 sq mi)
 • Urban 271 km2 (105 sq mi)
 • Metro 2,969 km2 (1,146 sq mi)
Elevation 1,065 m (3,494 ft)
Population (2010 census)
 • Prefecture-level city 2,650,364
 • Density 95.4467/km2 (247.206/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,720,099
 • Urban density 6,347/km2 (16,439/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,977,785
 • Metro density 666.15/km2 (1,725.31/sq mi)
 • Major nationalities Han, Mongolian
Time zone China Standard Time (UTC+8)
Postal code 014000
Area code(s) 472
License plate prefixes 蒙B
Local Dialect Jin: Baotou dialect
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 包頭
Simplified Chinese 包头
Mongolian name
Mongolian Bugutu.svg

Baotou is a prefecture-level city in Inner Mongolia, China. The city's Mongolian name means "place with deer". Its Chinese alternate name in is "Lùchéng", meaning "Deer City".

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