Horqin District

Horqin District (Mongolian script: ᠬᠣᠷᠴᠢᠨ ᠲᠣᠭᠣᠷᠢᠭ; Chinese: 科尔沁区) is an administrative district of the prefecture-level city of Tongliao, Inner Mongolia, China, and its seat of government.

Horqin

科尔沁区ᠬᠣᠷᠴᠢᠨᠲᠣᠭᠣᠷᠢᠭ
建设中的辽河公园 - Liaohe River Park under Construction - 2011.07 - panoramio.jpg
Tongliao divisions: Horqin is 1 on this map
Tongliao divisions: Horqin is 1 on this map
Coordinates: 43°37′21″N 122°15′21″E / 43.62250°N 122.25583°E / 43.62250; 122.25583Coordinates: 43°37′21″N 122°15′21″E / 43.62250°N 122.25583°E / 43.62250; 122.25583
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionInner Mongolia
Prefecture-level cityTongliao
Elevation
179 m (587 ft)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Horqin District
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese科尔沁区
Traditional Chinese科爾沁區
Mongolian name
Mongolian CyrillicҚорчин тоори
Mongolian scriptᠬᠣᠷᠴᠢᠨᠲᠣᠭᠣᠷᠢᠭ

The district was formed in January 1999 upon the creation of the prefecture-level city of Tongliao from the former Jirem League. The boundaries of the district is roughly coterminous with the core urban area of Tongliao.

The local Mongolian dialect spoken in the area is Khorchin Mongolian; most people in the district speak Mandarin Chinese (the most commonly spoken dialect is Northeastern Mandarin).

The Inner Mongolia University for the Nationalities is located in the district; it was founded in 2000 as an amalgamation of the Inner Mongolia Normal College of the Nationalities, the Mongol Medicine College of Inner Mongolia, and the Jirem College of Animal Husbandry.

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