Hohhot

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Hohhot
Prefecture-level city
City of Hohhot
Hohhot Central Square
Hohhot (red) in Inner Mongolia (orange) and China
Hohhot is located in Inner Mongolia
Hohhot
Location in Inner Mongolia
Coordinates: 40°49′N 111°39′E / 40.817°N 111.65°E / 40.817; 111.65Coordinates: 40°49′N 111°39′E / 40.817°N 111.65°E / 40.817; 111.65
Country People's Republic of China
Region Inner Mongolia
County-level divisions 10
Township divisions 116
Established 1580
Government
 • CPC Committee Secretary Han Zhiran
 • Mayor Tang Aijun
Area
 • Prefecture-level city 17,224 km2 (6,650 sq mi)
 • Urban 2,158 km2 (833 sq mi)
 • Metro 2,158 km2 (833 sq mi)
Elevation 1,065 m (3,494 ft)
Population (2010 Census)[1]
 • Prefecture-level city 2,866,615
 • Density 166.431/km2 (431.055/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,980,774
 • Urban density 917.87/km2 (2,377.3/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,980,774
 • Metro density 917.87/km2 (2,377.3/sq mi)
 • Major nationalities Han - 87.16%
Mongolian - 9.98%
Time zone China Standard Time (UTC+8)
Postal code 010000
Area code(s) 471
License plate prefixes 蒙A
GDP (2008) 131.6 billion yuan
 - per capita 51,016 yuan
Local Dialect Jin: Hohhot dialect
Administrative division code 150100
ISO 3166-2 CN-15-01
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Hohhot
Chinese name
Chinese 呼和浩特
Literal meaning blue city or calling for peace, abundant, & unique
Mongolian name
Mongolian Kökeqota.svg

Hohhot, also Huhehot or Huhhot, is the capital of Inner Mongolia. It is the region's administrative, economic, and cultural centre.

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