Baotou is a metropolitan area in China
Inhabitants: 1,810,000 (World Rank 241)
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Baotou (Chinese: 包头; pinyin: Bāotóu, Mongolian: Buɣutu) is a prefecture-level city and the largest city in Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China. The city's Mongolian name means "place with deer", and an alternate name in Chinese is "Deer City" (Chinese: 鹿城; pinyin: Lùchéng).
Baotou is situated on the northern bank of the Yellow River on its Great Bend (Chinese: 河套; pinyin: hétào). The city has an elevation of about 1,050 meters. At the end of 2006, Baotou had 2.43 million registered residents. The city has an estimated population of 1,301,768, the metropolitan area 1,750,000 (2006).