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Hexigten Banner (Mongolian script: ᠬᠡᠰᠢᠭᠲᠡᠨ ᠬᠣᠰᠢᠭᠤ; Chinese: 克什克腾旗) is a banner of Inner Mongolia, China under the jurisdiction of Chifeng, bordering Hebei province to the south. In 1690 the Battle of Ulan Butung between Qing and Dzungar forces took place here.

Hexigten Banner

克什克腾旗ᠬᠡᠰᠢᠭᠲᠡᠨᠬᠣᠰᠢᠭᠤ
Grasslands in the summer
Grasslands in the summer
Heshigten is located in Inner Mongolia
Heshigten
Heshigten
Location of the seat in Inner Mongolia
Coordinates: 43°16′48″N 117°28′48″E / 43.28000°N 117.48000°E / 43.28000; 117.48000Coordinates: 43°16′48″N 117°28′48″E / 43.28000°N 117.48000°E / 43.28000; 117.48000
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionInner Mongolia
Prefecture-level cityChifeng
Area
 • Total20,637 km2 (7,968 sq mi)
Elevation
1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Population
 • Total256,000
 • Density12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
025350
Area code(s)0476
Hexigten Banner
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese克什克腾旗
Traditional Chinese克什克騰旗
Mongolian name
Mongolian CyrillicКэсигтэн қосиу
Mongolian scriptᠬᠡᠰᠢᠭᠲᠡᠨ ᠬᠣᠰᠢᠭᠤ

EtymologyEdit

 
Map including areas in modern-day Hexigten Banner (AMS, 1953)

It was named after the Khishigten Mongol clan, who were considered to be the descendants of the Kheshig, the imperial guard of the Mongol Empire.

DemographicsEdit

There are 8 main ethnic groups (i.e. Han, Mongol, Hui, Manchu, Daur, Korean, Dong and Zhuang). The Mongols are of the Hishigten division.

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EconomyEdit

The main industries are mining, renewable energy, tourism, and stock breeding. From 2006 to 2008, Hexigten ranked No. 1 for 3 consecutive years in wind power production among all the counties of China with 532 wind turbines installed in 2008, totally installed generating capacity of 525 megawatt and annual energy generation of 1124 GWh.

SightsEdit

External linksEdit

 
Gongger Grasslands in Hexigten

Official site of Hexigten Qi