Dongsheng District

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Dongsheng
东胜区ᠳ᠋ᠦᠩᠱᠧᠩᠲᠣᠭᠣᠷᠢᠭ
District
Dongsheng is located in Inner Mongolia
Dongsheng
Dongsheng
Location in Inner Mongolia
Coordinates: 39°46′N 109°55′E / 39.767°N 109.917°E / 39.767; 109.917Coordinates: 39°46′N 109°55′E / 39.767°N 109.917°E / 39.767; 109.917
Country People's Republic of China
Region Inner Mongolia
Prefecture-level city Ordos
Elevation 1,299 m (4,262 ft)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Dongsheng District (Mongolian: ᠳ᠋ᠦᠩᠱᠧᠩ ᠲᠣᠭᠣᠷᠢᠭ Дүншэн тоори Düŋšėŋ toɣoriɣ; simplified Chinese: 东胜区; traditional Chinese: 東勝區; pinyin: Dōngshèng Qū; alternate spelling English: Koshang; Turkic: Košang) is a District and the seat of Ordos City, Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China. It has a district population of 230,579, with 162,317 in the urban area. The district is predominantly Han Chinese, but has a significant Mongol minority.

History[edit]

Dongsheng is also the fastest growing district of Ordos City, half of the district being under construction. To enable further expansion, officials in 2003 planned the nearby district of Kangbashi, a brand new (city) 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Dongsheng.

Geography[edit]

Ordos's prefectural administrative region occupies 86,752 square kilometres (33,495 sq mi) and covers the bigger part of the Ordos Desert, although the urban area itself is relatively small. The region borders the prefectures of Hohhot to the east, Baotou to the northeast, Bayan Nur to the north, Alxa League to the northwest, Wuhai to the west, the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region to its southwest, and the provinces of Shaanxi and Shanxi to the south.

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