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10-12-2010 15:59 BJT

Ordos city is situated in the southwest part of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The south of the city is ancient Great Wall and Shanxi, Shaanxi, Ningxia provinces. It is well-known that Ordos city ,Hohhot city and Baotou city in Inner Mongolia constitute the most dynamic area of "Golden Triangle." “Ordos” is Mongolian which means “numbers of palaces” in Chinese, and it is also the tomb protection tribal name of Genghis Khan.

The area of Ordos Shi can roughly be divided into a hilly area in the east, high plateaus in the west and center, sandy deserts in the north and south, and plains at the southern bank of the Yellow river. The highest elevation (2,149 m) is located in the west, the lowest point (850 m) in the east. The annual rainfall is 300-400 mm in the eastern part and 190-350 mm in the western part. Most of the rain falls between July and September.

There are two large deserts within the territory of Ordos Shi, namely the Kubuqi Desert in the north, and the Maowusu Desert in the south. The Kubuqi Desert occupies 19.2% of Ordos (16,600 sq km), while the Maowusu Desert takes up 28.8% of the area (25,000 sq km).

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