Alxa Left Banner
阿拉善左旗 • ᠠᠯᠠᠱᠠᠵᠡᠭᠦᠨᠬᠣᠰᠢᠭᠤ
Алшаа зүүн хошуу
Bayanhot view of Arts and Crafts street.jpg
Alxa Left is located in Inner Mongolia
Alxa Left
Alxa Left
Location of the seat in Inner Mongolia
Coordinates (Alxa Left Banner government): 38°50′00″N 105°39′59″E / 38.8334°N 105.6663°E / 38.8334; 105.6663Coordinates: 38°50′00″N 105°39′59″E / 38.8334°N 105.6663°E / 38.8334; 105.6663
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionInner Mongolia
Incorporation into Qing Empire1697
Banner founded1961
Named forAlxa League
 • Total80,412 km2 (31,047 sq mi)
 • Total203,958
 • Density2.5/km2 (6.6/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Area code(s)0483

Alxa Left Banner (Mongolian: ᠠᠯᠠᠱᠠ ᠵᠡᠭᠦᠨ ᠬᠣᠰᠢᠭᠤ Alaša Jegün qosiɣu, Cyrillic: Алшаа зүүн хошуу; Chinese: 阿拉善左旗; pinyin: Ālāshàn Zuǒ Qí) is a banner (administrative division) in the southwest of Inner Mongolia, China. It borders the Republic of Mongolia's Ömnögovi Province to the north, the autonomous region of Ningxia to the southeast, and Gansu province to the southwest. The town of Bayanhot/Bayenhot (Tingyuanying) (巴彦浩特), situated in the banner, is the seat of government of the greater Alxa League, of which Alxa Left Banner is a part.

Alxa Left Banner is on the route of provincial highway S218, which is accessible via China National Highway 110 via the city of Wuhai. It is also accessible by air via the Alxa Left Banner Bayanhot Airport.

Ethnic Mongols make up 27% of the banner population.[2]

The average elevation is between 800 and 1500 meters above sea level. A large part of the banner is desert.

The banner is subdivided into four subdistricts, 8 towns, and 6 sumus and one Economic and Technological Development Zone.[3]


  1. ^ Inner Mongolia: Prefectures, Cities, Districts and Counties
  2. ^ 阿拉善左旗2013年国民经济和社会发展统计公报. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-07-19.
  3. ^ 2018年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:阿拉善左旗 (in Chinese (China)). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. 2018. Retrieved 2020-02-05.