Linhe (Mongolian: ᠯᠢᠨᠾᠧ ᠲᠣᠭᠣᠷᠢᠭ Linhė toɣoriɣ; simplified Chinese: 临河; traditional Chinese: 臨河; pinyin: Línhé) is the only district and the seat of the city of Baynnur, Inner Mongolia, situated at the northern loop of the Yellow River, south of the Lang Shan range (70 km or 43 mi south-east of the Huhebashige). The district spans an area of 2,333 square kilometers, and has a population of 555,000 inhabitants as of 2019.
Linhe in Bayannur
Bayannur in Inner Mongolia
|Coordinates (Linhe District government): Coordinates:|
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Autonomous region||Inner Mongolia|
|• District||2,333 km2 (901 sq mi)|
|• Density||240/km2 (620/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
The area remained sparsely inhabited before the late Ming Dynasty, when an exodus of people from fleeing famine in other provinces, such as Shanxi, Shaanxi, and Shandong, established new agricultural ventures in Linhe.
Linhe County was established in 1925.
The county was taken by Communist forces on September 19, 1949.
On average, the district receives 3,254 hours of sunlight annually, has an annual temperature of 6.8°C, and experiences 140 frost-free days per year.
The district's 11 subdistricts are as follows:
- Tuanjie Subdistrict
- Chezhan Subdistrict
- Xianfeng Subdistrict
- Jiefang Subdistrict
- Xinhua Subdistrict
- Donghuan Road Subdistrict
- Tienan Subdistrict
- Xihuan Road Subdistrict
- Beihuan Road Subdistrict
- Jinchuan Subdistrict
- Huifeng Subdistrict
The district's 7 towns are as follows:
The district's 2 townships are as follows: