(, Hölün buyir
, Хөлөнбуйр; ) is a region that is governed as a prefecture-level city
in northeastern Inner Mongolia
, in the People's Republic of China
. Its administrative center is located at Hailar District
, its largest urban area.
Until October 10, 2001, Hulun Buir was administered as a League
. The area is and population 2.710 million as of 2004
, while the gross domestic product
21.326 billion. The jurisdiction area of the city is actually larger than many Chinese provinces (and 42 U.S. states
), and Hulun Buir is recognized as the largest city in the world by area
, although the actual urban agglomeration
is just a very small part of the region, and the average population density of the area is very low.
Major scenic features are the high steppes of the Hulun Buir grasslands, the Hulun
lakes (the latter partially in Mongolia
), and the Khingan range
. Hulun Buir borders Russia
province and Hinggan League
Historically, the eastern part of the area is also known as Barga.
Hulunbuir is a linguistically diverse
area: next to Mandarin Chinese
dialects such as Khorchin
, the Mongolic language Dagur
and some Tungusic languages
are spoken there.
The city was once a league (盟) of Inner Mongolia, until 10 October 2001. During the Qing Dynasty
, it was known in Mandarin as "Hūlúnbùyǔěr" (呼伦布雨尔/呼倫布雨爾).
Hulunbuir is divided into 13... Read More