Provinces | Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

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Chinese nameneimongol ['nei meng gu] in pinyin: Inner Mongolia]
Main Industriesagriculture (cattle, sheep)
Foreign Trade5,961
Ethnic minorities21%
Inner Mongolia Xinjiang Heilongjiang Jilin Gansu Liaoning Ningxia Qinghai Tibet Hebei Yunnan Shandong Sichuan Guangxi Shanxi Hainan Shaanxi Guangdong Chongqing Fujian Henan Guizhou Zhejiang Hunan Jiangsu Hubei Shanghai Jiangxi Beijing Anhui Tianjin

Placed beyond the Great Wall and on the Southern fringes of the Gobi Desert, Inner Mongolia (or Nei Mongol) province feels more relationship with Mongolia (Outer Mongolia) than the rest of China to its South. Populated by nomadic mongols who have periodically invaded and ruled China over the centuries the province is a border or buffer zone.

The desert sands in the South and West are hot in Summer but bitterly cold in Winter with snow. Most of the inhabited areas are in the narrow valley of the Yellow River (Huang He) as it loops its way North and then South.

See Also :
Information about Inner Mongolia
China sage map of Inner Mongolia

Nei Mongol
Flocks and herdsmen in frontier country, Inner Mongolia

Here are some historic photographs of Inner Mongolia, click on the thumbnail to see the photograph in full

Genghis Khan Statue
Oroqen Girl
Oroqen People

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