Alxa Left Banner

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Alxa Left Banner
Chinese transcription(s)
Country China
Region Inner Mongolia
Prefecture Alxa
Incorporation into Qing Empire 1697
Banner founded 1961
Named for Alxa League
Seat Bayanhot
 • Total 80,412 km2 (31,047 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 143,089
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 750306
Area code(s) 0483

Alxa Left Banner (Mongolian: ᠠᠯᠠᠱᠠ ᠵᠡᠭᠦᠨ ᠬᠣᠰᠢᠭᠤ Алаша Жегүн қосигу Alaša Jegün qosiɣu; Chinese: 阿拉善左旗; pinyin: Ālāshàn Zuǒ Qí) is a banner (administrative division) of Inner Mongolia, China. The town of Bayanhot, situated in the banner, is the seat of government of the greater Alxa League, of which Alxa Left Banner is a part.

Alxa Left Banner is on the route of provincial highway S218, which is accessible via China National Highway 110 via the city of Wuhai. It is also accessible by air via the Alxa Left Banner Bayanhot Airport.

Ethnic Mongols make up 27% of the banner population.[1]

The average elevation is between 800 to 1500 meters above sea level. A large part of the banner is desert.

The banner is subdivided into four subdistricts, 9 towns, and 6 sumus.


Coordinates: 38°49′30″N 105°40′12″E / 38.82500°N 105.67000°E / 38.82500; 105.67000