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Baotou

Baotou
Administration
Full nameBaotou
Official name包头市
Native name 
 
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionInner Mongolia
County-level divisions10
Geography
Total Area10718.4 sq mi (27768 km2)
Elevation3494.1 ft (1065 m)
Demography
Total Population2650364 (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)1779420
Metro (pop.)1476540
Major nationalitiesHan, Mongolian
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard Time (UTC+8)
Postal code014000
Area code472
License plate prefixes蒙B
Local DialectJin: Baotou dialect

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Baotou ( , Buγutu) is a mid-sized industrial city in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. Governed as a prefecture-level city, its urban areas are home to a population of approximately 1.78 million, with a total population of over 2.65 million accounting for counties under its jurisdiction. The city's Mongolian name means "place with deer", and an alternate name in Chinese is "Lùchéng" (鹿城), meaning "Deer City".


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