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Baotou, China

May 4th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

Baotou is a prefecture-level city and the largest city in Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China. Its name is said to derive from a phrase meaning "place with deer" in the Mongolian language, and an alternate name in Chinese is "Deer City" (Chinese: 鹿城; pinyin: Lùchéng).

At the end of 2002, Baotou had 2.08 million registered residents. The city has an estimated population of 1,301,768, the metropolitan area 1,476,137 (2006).

Baotou is situated on the northern bank of the Yellow River on its Great Bend (Chinese: 河套; pinyin: hétào). The city has an elevation of about 1,050 meters.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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