Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is a prefecture-levelled cities. It is composed of 3 municipal districts: Hongshan district, Yuanbaoshan district, SongShan district; 7 Qis(another name of county)and 2 counties : Aohan Qi, Balinzuo Qi, Balinyou Qi,Keshiketeng Qi, Wengniute Qi, Kalaqin Qi,Aluke’erqin Qi , Linxi County, Ningcheng County, totally 12.
Chifeng City, Wulanhada in Mongolian is a southeast city in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. She was named by the Red Mountain in the northeast conner of this city. The ancient Xilamulun River and Laohahe River run from east to west like two main veins in human body. The long and short rivers in this land intertwine together, accompanied by the lofty Xing’anling Mountain, winding Yanshan Mountain, vast prairie, displaying its amazing vitality and charm.
Chifeng comprised of 3 districts, 7 Qis and 2 counties is located at the junction of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Liaoning province and Hebei province. She occupies 90,000 square kilometers with a total population of 4,600,000. Over 30 ethnic groups live in this land, including Mongolia, Han, Hui and so on. Mongolian takes up 860,000 of them. It is a region where peoples can live together in a harmonious way.
Chifeng boasts a long history and a profound cultural background. 10,000 years ago, there were humans multiplied and lived .8000 years ago, the ancient Xinglongwa people set up "the first Chinese village" and the first seed of human civilization was sowed at here . 5000 years ago, Hongshan culture originated from here. The excavation of the good-sized "the first Chinese dragon” shocked the world; 4000 years ago, "The First Prairie City" evolved from here. Bronze culture in grassland attracted the world's attention again; 1,000 years ago,Yelu A Baoji, the leader of Sarbi people set up the grand Liao Dynasty. Later various cultures emerged at here, such as culture in Yuan dynasty, the Buddhism culture and palace culture in Ming and Qing Dynasty .therefore, the culture in Chifeng reaches its peaks time and time again. In this ancient and magical land, various cultures and the splendid and colorful culture of Central Plains culture interweave with each other, adding one part of the brilliant Chinese civilization.
Chifeng has a vast territory and rich products. More than 70 kinds of mineral resources had been discovered in 1000 mines, covering gold, non-ferrous metals, energy and other non-metallic mineral types. Chifeng is one of the main national gold production sites, and its gold reserves takes up 80 percent of the autonomous region's total reserves. With an annual output of more than 10 million Liang (a kind of Chinese measuring unit, equals to 50 grams), the output of gold in Chifeng ranked the third place among China; Chifeng is also famous for its reserve of lead, zinc, tin, iron, molybdenum, tungsten in this country; Non-metallic mineral is also rich, like limestone, bentonite, basalt, marble, crystal stone, Iceland Stone. Particularly heliotrope, the treasure of grassland, owns its fame in the world for its moist quality, color and style, candidating as one of the national stones. Agricultural and livestock resources are diversified. Corn, rice and millet, bean, buckwheat, sunflower, sugar beet, tobacco, herbal medicines, and other cash crops are superbounded at here. Grain output 6,000,000,000 jin(a kind of Chinese measuring unit, equals to 500 grams) in normal year in 1760 hectares of arable land; 8900 mu(a kind of Chinese measuring unit, equals to 5932740 square meters) natural grassland, keeping 14,000,000 various livestock; forest area occupies 3,500 hectares and the forest coverage rate takes up 22 percent of them; additionally, there are 60 large reservoirs in Chifeng.
Chifeng is well-known for its beautiful scenery and unique human landscape. In recent years, Chifeng City stepped up ecological construction and protection, awarded as the national standard-bearer of advanced anti-desertification .meanwhile; the ecological situation has been improved markedly. In this land, grasslands, forests, mountains, deserts, hot springs, lakes, stone forest can be found. Cultural relics, historical sites and many rare animals and plants also can be found at here. In Chifeng, there is a World Geopark, 6 National Natural Reserves and 6 National Forest Parks. Tourist resources which integrated historical resources cultural resources natural scenery and ethnic customs are known as "card of the autonomous region" and "the epitome of Inner Mongolia."
The economic development of Chifeng city has entered the fast lane. Chifeng has been initially formed agriculture and animal husbandry industries pattern lead by meat, milk, vegetables, grass and industrial system dominated by mining, energy, medicine, food. By 2010, Chifeng will be built into an important base for green agriculture and livestock production and process, linking the Northeast and North China's energy supply bases, intensive processing bases of nonferrous metal in home and aboard.
Chifeng City is speeding up the process of urbanization, the urban functions has been improved greatly with each passing day. From the 1980s onwards, Chifeng has being ranked as a national health City.
The network of finance, insurance, telecommunications, distribution, hotels and restaurants, leisure and entertainment has being perfected increasingly. By holding the banner of "new ecological area, new cultural area", the government is building the new town of Chifeng which takes up the total area of 27 square kilometers. In new town, roads are spacious, patterns are unique and the green coverage reaches to 50 percent. High-tech industrial park planning area holds 24 square kilometers. New enterprises will move into one after another and develop in a passionate way, thus opening a new chapter in Chifeng industrial development. Up to 2010, a modern city owning a million people will rise in the prairie, the northern part of China.
Chifeng which possesses convenient transportation and obvious advantages in this area is a transport hub Connecting Chifeng, the eastern and western area of Inner Mongolia, north-east part of China and the north part of China. There is only 315 km from Beijing to Chifeng, so it is nicknamed as the "back garden of Beijing." Tianjin, Beijing, Shenyang and other big cities are only 500 km away from Chifeng. While Jinzhou, Huludao, Qinhuangdao, are less 300 km away from Chifeng. There are 8 provincial or national highways linking Chifeng with surrounding cities. In the south, the railway between Beijing to Tongliao and the railway between Yebaishou to Chifeng converge at here, connecting the north-east part and the north part of China closely. In the north, the railway between Jining to Tongliao and the railway between Chifeng to Dalian intertwine together and ran through the hinterland; there are tourist direct train from Chifeng to Beijing, Harbin, Shenyang, Dalian, the city of Shanhaiguan, and non-stop civil aviation flights to Beijing, Hohhot and other cities.
Chifeng is attracting the attention of People of insight at home and abroad time and time again by its
splendid history and culture, the northeast industrial base, the climatic conditions in the north, Rich resources in the northwest, preferential policies for the development of the western region, the prospects for the development of a huge market.
A civilized harmonious and charming Chifeng is rising in this magical land. Sons and daughters of grasslands open their arms to welcome friends at home and abroad to here for sightseeing and investment. Let us join hands to create a better future!