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Xilinhot is a county-level city which serves as the seat of government for the Xilin Gol league in Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China. It has a jurisdiction area of, and a population of 245,886, with 149,000 being in the Xilinhot urban area.HistoryDuring the Ming dynasty in these places were nomadic child in the 17th knee Belguteya, elder brother of Genghis Khan, so the local Mongols were called "abganar" (translated from Mongolian "Abgal" means "paternal uncle"). When in the first half of the 17th century the Mongols submitted to the Manchu. abganar territory were divided into two banners: Abganar-Tszoitsi (abganar left wing) and Abganar-Yuitsi (abganar right wing), commanded by "wings" in the rank of princes "beile". Besides abganarov, also lived here and tribes Abgal {阿巴嘎} and Hotsit (浩齐特). Xinlihot was renamed Beizi Temple (bèi zǐ miào 贝子庙), since the Qianlong Emperor built a Lama temple which was called Beizi Temple here in 1743. Nowadays, the temple is one of the largest temples on the Xilin Gol grassland. In 1953, the county was renamed Xilinhot while in 1956 it was renamed Abahanaer Banner. In 1983, it was approved to set up as a county-level city by the state council, and finally renamed Xilinhot.GeographyThe elevation is about 990m. The city is 610and from Beijing and Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia, respectively.ClimateXilinhot experiences a cold semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) with long, very dry, and bitter winters and short, hot summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −18.8°C in January to 21.2°C in July, with an annual mean of 2.60°C. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 59% in July to 73% in February, sunshine is abundant year-round, the city receives 2,970 hours of sunshine per year; due to the aridity, the diurnal temperature variation frequently approaches and exceeds. A majority of the 287mm of annual rainfall occurs in July and August alone.
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