Siziwang Banner

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Coordinates: 41°31′59″N 111°42′24″E / 41.53306°N 111.70667°E / 41.53306; 111.70667

Dorbod (Siziwang) Banner (Mongolian: ᠳᠥᠷᠪᠡᠳ ᠬᠣᠰᠢᠭᠤ Dörbed qosiɣu; Chinese: 四子王旗; pinyin: Sìzǐwáng Qí) is a banner (county equivalent) in Inner Mongolia, China, which is located about 80 km (50 mi) north of Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia.

Administration[edit]

The county seat is Wulanhua Town, which has a population of about 200,000. Administratively, Siziwang is within the jurisdiction of Ulaan Chab prefecture-level city.

History[edit]

Chinese siziwang literally means "four princes", while Mongolian dorbed means "of four". The name comes from four Mongol brothers, Sengge (僧格), Suonuobu (索諾布), Emubu (鄂木布) and Yi'erzhamu (伊爾扎木), who were descendants of Hasar, a brother of Genghis Khan. They led their tribe in participating in the Manchu Qing Dynasty's conquest of Ming China in the early 17th century. In recognition of their service, the Qing court made Emubu the Duoluo Commandery Prince (多羅郡王) in 1649 and settled their tribe in the area of modern Siziwang Banner. The title was hereditary and passed through fourteen of his descendants before communist China abolished all hereditary titles in Inner Mongolia in 1949. The last prince, Sudanamuchaogeji (蘇達那木朝格吉), died as a private citizen in 1957. There is a sculpture of the four original princes in Wulanhua, erected in 2003. [1]

Spacecraft landing site[edit]

About 60 km (37 mi) north of Wulanhua is pasture land called Amugulang in Honggor sum. This is the primary landing site for manned Shenzhou spacecraft. A specially constructed 64.69 km (40.20 mi) road runs from Wulanhua to Honggor. It was built to support the recovery of the Shenzhou spacecraft. This road shortened the journey between the two towns from two hours to just 40 minutes.

Chinese space program recovery team (with SUV and recovery trucks) will track the progress of re-entry near the landing site and arrive shortly after landing.[1]

A small recovery truck with a crane will lift the capsule and place on the rear to transport it back to the space centre.

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  1. ^ — All of the names presented here are transcribed from Chinese language sources using Hanyu Pinyin into the Roman alphabet. However, as these names are Mongolian and/or Manchu in origin, it would be much more accurate to transcribe them directly from those languages. These transcriptions are, however, unavailable as of now.

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