Ordos Shi (, Ordus; ) is one of the twelve major subdivisions of Inner Mongolia, China. It is located within the Ordos Loop of the Yellow River. It is officially a prefecture-level city (地级市 dìjíshì), but the shì (for "city") here specifies the city's urban area as well as its other administrative divisions. The seat of government is at Dongsheng District. Ordos City () proper is a new town being built in the west-center of the region south of Baotou. The Ordos Shi was founded on 26 February 2001 on the basis of the former Yeke Juu league (Mongolian: ; ), a name used for the area since the 17th Century. "Ordos" means "palaces" in the Mongolian language; the name is sometimes claimed to be related to the eight white yurts of Genghis Khan.W. R. Carles, "Problems in Exploration II. Ordos", in The Geographical Journal, Vol. 33, No. 6 (Jun., 1909)", p. 669 Linguistically, the Ordos dialect of Mongolian is quite different from neighboring Chakhar. Ordos is known for its lavish government projects, including the new Ordos City, a city of exquisite buildings and abundant infrastructure seldom used by residents.
Geography and climate
Ordos's prefectural administrative region occupies and covers the bigger part of the Ordos Desert, although the urban area itself is relatively small. The region borders the... Read More