Hanggin Banner

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Hanggin Banner

杭锦旗ᠬᠠᠩᠭᠢᠨᠬᠣᠰᠢᠭᠤ
Hangqin is located in Inner Mongolia
Hangqin
Hangqin
Location of the seat in Inner Mongolia
Coordinates: 39°50′N 108°44′E / 39.833°N 108.733°E / 39.833; 108.733Coordinates: 39°50′N 108°44′E / 39.833°N 108.733°E / 39.833; 108.733
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionInner Mongolia
Prefecture-level cityOrdos
Elevation
1,391 m (4,564 ft)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Hanggin Banner
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese杭錦
Simplified Chinese杭锦
PostalHangkin
Mongolian name
Mongolian CyrillicҚанин қосиу
Mongolian scriptᠬᠠᠩᠭᠢᠨ ᠬᠣᠰᠢᠭᠤ

Hanggin or Hangjin Banner is a banner in southwest Inner Mongolia in the People's Republic of China. Occupying the northwest corner of the Ordos Loop, it is under the administration of Ordos Prefecture and is bordered by Dalad Banner to the east, Otog Banner to the southwest, and Bayan Nur to the north.

Geography[edit]

Most of Hanggin Banner is occupied by the northern half of the Ordos Desert. Its central basin formerly held the salt lake Dabasun Nor, whose salt was harvested and sold throughout the neighboring provinces during the Qing Dynasty.

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