Horinger County

Horinger (Mongolian: ᠬᠣᠷᠢᠨ ᠭᠡᠷ ᠰᠢᠶᠠᠨ Қорин Гэр сиыан Qorin Ger siyan; simplified Chinese: 和林格尔; traditional Chinese: 和林格爾; pinyin: Hélíngé'ěr) is a county of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, North China, it is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia, bordering Shanxi province to the southeast.

Horinger County
和林格尔 • ᠬᠣᠷᠢᠨᠭᠡᠷᠰᠢᠶᠠᠨ
2004年 蒙牛乳业集团 Mengniu Dairy - panoramio.jpg
Horinger is located in Inner Mongolia
Location of the seat in Inner Mongolia
Coordinates: 40°22′44″N 111°49′41″E / 40.379°N 111.828°E / 40.379; 111.828Coordinates: 40°22′44″N 111°49′41″E / 40.379°N 111.828°E / 40.379; 111.828
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceInner Mongolia
Prefecture-level cityHuhhot
 • Total3,401 km2 (1,313 sq mi)
1,100 m (3,600 ft)
 • Total162,476
 • Density48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Area code(s)0471


The site of Shengle (盛樂) to the northwest of the present-day county seat of Horinger was the capital of the Xianbei Kingdom of Dai during the Sixteen Kingdoms Period of Chinese history.[1][2]



  • GDP: RMB ¥7.82 billion in 2006
  • Pillar industries: milk industry, wool industry, forestry, lamb and beef industry
  • Mengniu, the biggest manufacturer of dairy products in China, is based in Horinger.


  • At year-end of 2006, there are 46 primary and secondary schools and 4 kindergartens in the city.
  • Number of students enrolled at year-end of 2006: 655 in kindergartens, 10962 in primary schools, 10241 in junior high schools, 4417 in senior high schools.
  • Number of teachers at year-end of 2006: 1834 full-time teachers and staff
  • Percentage of children of the right age attending primary school in 2006: 100%
  • Percentage of primary school graduates entering a higher school in 2006: 100%
  • Percentage of junior high graduates entering a higher school in 2006: 83.59%[citation needed]


  • Number of medical entities at year-end of 2005: 14
  • Number of health-care entities at year-end of 2005: 1
  • Number of hospital beds at year-end of 2005: 178
  • Number of medical doctors, registered nurses and medical technicians at year end of 2005: 230

External linksEdit


  1. ^ TOMB OF COUPLE WITH FRESCOES DISCOVERED IN INNER MONGOLIA, CHINA HERITAGE QUARTERLY, China Heritage Project, The Australian National University. ISSN 1833-8461. No. 7, September 2006
  2. ^ 900-year-old tombs discovered in N. China region. People's Daily, UPDATED: 13:56, May 04, 2006