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Ordos

(ôr`dōs), Mandarin Erdesi, sandy desert plateau region, c.35,000 sq mi (90,650 sq km), Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region, N China; almost encircled by the great northern bend of the Huang He. The Great Wall of ChinaGreat Wall of China,
series of fortifications, c.3,890 mi (6,260 km) long (not including trenches and natural defensive barriers), winding across N China from Gansu prov. to Liaoning prov.
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 separates the Ordos from the fertile loess land to the south and east. The desert receives less than 10 in. (25 cm) of rain annually, mainly in the form of thunderstorms. The region has many salt lakes and intermittent streams. Large soda and coal deposits are mined, and there are sizable natural gas reserves. The alkaline soil supports some grasslands, and nomadic Mongol herders raise sheep and goats; some oasis-farming is also practiced.
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Due to its favorable geological conditions, both state and private investors converged in the Ordos coalfield in the past 10 years and opened more than 1,000 coal mines.
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Founded in 2007, the Ordos Ejin Horo Airport is a regional airport with routes connecting to more than 30 cities in northern China.
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Miss World contestent, South Sudan's Atong Demach, poses for a photo as she waits backstage prior to a rehearsal for the final ceremony at the Ordos Stadium Arena in the inner Mongolian city of Ordos on August 17, 2012.
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After months of preparation and a five-week stay in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, Rebecca Maguire, 20, from West Belfast, and Tiffany Brien, 21, from Holywood, Co Down, took on more than 120 women from around the world for the Miss World title.
A total of 116 contestants competed in the pageant, held in the northeastern, Chinese city of Ordos near the border of Mongolia.
First runner-up Sophie Moulds, congratulates newly crowned Miss World Yu Wenxia, of China, at the Ordos Stadium Arena in inner Mongolia, China
The 21-year-old said she was delighted to have finished in the top 30 at the event in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, watched by around one billion people.

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