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Full nameYakeshi
Official name牙克石市
Native name牙克石
Settlement typeCounty-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionInner Mongolia
Prefecture-level cityHulunbuir
Total Area10649.7 sq mi (27590 km2)
Elevation2155.5 ft (657 m)
Total Population391627
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code022150
Area code0470

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Yakeshi ( ) is a county-level city of Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China.

It has a population of 391,627 and an area of . It is situated next to the Hailar River 70 km east of Hailar District, the seat of Hulunbuir, and on the north side of the Greater Khingan Range.

The city's economy is based on forestry industry, wood products, traditional Chinese medicines, gold, coal, iron, copper, wheat, rapeseed farming, sheep raising and dairy industries.

Beginning of the year 2008 the automobile industry established their car testing business in Yakeshi. As part of the Electronic stability control (ESC)-development for new cars, special prototype cars are tested under winter conditions on frozen lakes and special snow-tracks. The first kind of such test facilities have been set up in the city by the German automobile supplier Robert Bosch GmbH whose development center for the Chinese car market is located in the town of Suzhou in Eastern China.

The city is connected by rail to Harbin and Hailar, and the nearest airport is in Hailar

The original name for the city, Xuguit Qi, came from the Mongolian word for the area. Its name was changed to Yakeshi in 1983 when it was designated a county-level city

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