Alxa Left Banner

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Alxa Left Banner

Bayanhot view of Arts and Crafts street.jpg
Alxa Left is located in Inner Mongolia
Alxa Left
Alxa Left
Location of the seat in Inner Mongolia
Coordinates: 38°49′30″N 105°40′12″E / 38.82500°N 105.67000°E / 38.82500; 105.67000Coordinates: 38°49′30″N 105°40′12″E / 38.82500°N 105.67000°E / 38.82500; 105.67000
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionInner Mongolia
Incorporation into Qing Empire1697
Banner founded1961
Named forAlxa League
 • Total80,412 km2 (31,047 sq mi)
 • Total143,089
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Area code(s)0483

Alxa Left Banner (Mongolian: ᠠᠯᠠᠱᠠ ᠵᠡᠭᠦᠨ ᠬᠣᠰᠢᠭᠤ Alaša Jegün qosiɣu; Chinese: 阿拉善左旗; pinyin: Ālāshàn Zuǒ Qí) is a banner (administrative division) in the southwest of Inner Mongolia, China. The town of Bayanhot/Bayenhot (Tingyuanying) (巴彦浩特), 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, 8 towns, and 6 sumus and one Economic and Technological Development Zone.[2]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" 阿拉善左旗2013年国民经济和社会发展统计公报. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-07-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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