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Tongliao

Tongliao
Administration
Full nameTongliao
Official name通辽市
Native name通辽
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionInner Mongolia
Geography
Elevation587.3 ft (179 m)
Demography
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)

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Tongliao ( ; pinyin: Tōngliáo Mongolian: Töngliyao hot) is a prefecture-level city in eastern Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China. It borders Jilin province to the east, Liaoning to the south, Chifeng to the southwest, the Xilin Gol League to the west, and the Hinggan League to the north. The city was the administrative centre of the defunct Jurim League. The area is and population is 3,028,419 (as of 31 November 2001); the city proper has 411,625 inhabitants (2001). Tongliao Power Station is located here. Inner Mongolia University for Nationalities and Inner Mongolia College of Farming and Animal Husbandry are among the educational institutions of Tongliao. Not far from Tongliao are silica sands.

The original Mongolian name for Tongliao is Bayisingtu ('having buildings'). The Mongolian dialect spoken in this area is Khorchin.


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