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Full nameHohhot
Official nameCity of Hohhot · 呼和浩特市
Native name 
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionInner Mongolia
County-level divisions10
Township divisions116
CPC Committee SecretaryHan Zhiran (韩志然)
MayorTang Aijun (汤爱军)
Total Area6648.5 sq mi (17224 km2)
Urban Area833 sq mi (2158 km2)
Metro Area833 sq mi (2158 km2)
Elevation3494 ft (1065 m)
Total Population2866615 (2010 Census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)1980774
Metro (pop.)1980774
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard Time (UTC+8)
Postal code010000
Area code471
License plate prefixes蒙A
GDP (2008)CNY 131.6 billion
- per capitaCNY 51,016
Local DialectJin: Hohhot dialect

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Hohhot (Mongolian: Хөх хот , abbreviated Hū Shì ( ); also romanized as Huhehot or Huhhot), is a city in north-central China and the capital of the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region, serving as the region's administrative, economic, and cultural centre.

The city was founded by Mongol ruler Altan Khan in the late 16th century. It was chosen as the region's administrative centre in 1952, replacing Ulanhot. A city with a rich cultural background, Hohhot is known for its historical sites and temples and is one of the major tourist destinations of Inner Mongolia. It is also nationally known as the home of China's dairy giants Mengniu and Yili, and was declared "Dairy Capital of China" by the China Dairy Industry Association and the Dairy Association of China in 2005.

The name of the city in Mongolian means "Blue City." The color blue in Mongolian culture is associated with the sky, eternity and purity; in Chinese, the name can be translated as Qīng Chéng ( ), literally, "Blue/Green City."

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