牙克石市 · ᠶᠠᠠᠠᠰᠢ ᠬᠣᠲᠠ
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||27,590 km2 (10,650 sq mi)|
|Elevation||657 m (2,156 ft)|
|• Density||14/km2 (37/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
It has a population of 391,627 and an area of 27,590 square kilometres (10,650 sq mi). It is situated next to the Hailar River 70 kilometres (43 mi) 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 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
Yakeshi is located on the Harbin-Manzhouli Railway.
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