Linhe District

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Linhe

临河区

Linho
Linhe in Bayannur
Linhe in Bayannur
Bayannur in Inner Mongolia
Bayannur in Inner Mongolia
Coordinates (Linhe District government): 40°45′04″N 107°21′50″E / 40.751°N 107.364°E / 40.751; 107.364Coordinates: 40°45′04″N 107°21′50″E / 40.751°N 107.364°E / 40.751; 107.364
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionInner Mongolia
Prefecture-level cityBayannur
Area
 • District2,333 km2 (901 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)[1]
 • District555,000
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
 • Urban
385,800
 • Rural
169,200
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Websitehttp://www.linhe.gov.cn/

Linhe (Mongolian: ᠯᠢᠨᠾᠧ ᠲᠣᠭᠣᠷᠢᠭ Linhė toɣoriɣ; simplified Chinese: 临河; traditional Chinese: 臨河; pinyin: Línhé) is the only district and the seat of the city of Baynnur, Inner Mongolia, situated at the northern loop of the Yellow River, south of the Lang Shan range (70 km or 43 mi south-east of the Huhebashige). The district spans an area of 2,333 square kilometers, and has a population of 555,000 inhabitants as of 2019.[1]

History[edit]

The area of present-day Linhe was first incorporated under Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty in 127 BCE, and appears by name in Volume 28 of the Book of Han.[1]

The area remained sparsely inhabited before the late Ming Dynasty, when an exodus of people from fleeing famine in other provinces, such as Shanxi, Shaanxi, and Shandong, established new agricultural ventures in Linhe.[1]

Linhe County was established in 1925.[1]

The county was taken by Communist forces on September 19, 1949.[1]

Linhe was upgraded to a county-level city on November 22, 1984.[1]

On August 26, 2004, Linhe was changed from a county-level city to a district.[1]

Climate[edit]

On average, the district receives 3,254 hours of sunlight annually, has an annual temperature of 6.8°C, and experiences 140 frost-free days per year.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Linhe District is divided into 11 subdistricts, 7 towns, 2 townships, and 2 township-level farms.[1][2]

Subdistricts[edit]

The district's 11 subdistricts are as follows:[2]

Towns[edit]

The district's 7 towns are as follows:[2]

Townships[edit]

The district's 2 townships are as follows:[2]

Township-level farms[edit]

The district has 2 farms which operate at the same level as township-level divisions, they are as follows:[2]

Economy[edit]

In 2019, the district's GDP was 29.71 billion Yuan, retail sales totaled, 14.51 billion Yuan, disposable income reached 33,757 Yuan for urban residents and 20,249 Yuan for rural residents.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Linhe lies at the junction the Baotou–Lanzhou and the Linhe–Ceke Railways.[1]

Major expressways which pass through Linhe district include National Highway 110, the G6 Beijing–Lhasa Expressway, and the G7 Beijing–Ürümqi Expressway.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n 临河概况. Bayannur City Linhe District People's Government (in Chinese). 2020-03-17. Archived from the original on 2020-07-07. Retrieved 2020-07-07.
  2. ^ a b c d e 2019年统计用区划代码. stats.gov.cn (in Chinese). 2019. Archived from the original on 2020-07-07. Retrieved 2020-07-07.