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Hohhot and Ordos Shi Near Daqing Shan Mountains, China

40.8N 111.7E

March 12th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Mountains, Rivers

China - February 18th, 2011

This orthorectified image shows the cities of Hohhot (top) and Ordos Shi (left), in north-central China’s Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region. Hohhot, the capital the region, is encircled by the Daqing Shan (meaning Great Blue Mountains) to the north and the Hetao Plateau to the south.

Ordos Shi, or Ordos City, is located within the Ordos Loop of the Yellow River. The city’s prefectural administrative region occupies 86,752 kmĀ² and covers the bigger part of the Ordos Desert, although the urban area itself is relatively small.

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