Hinggan League, located in the northeast part of Inner Mongolia in the middle of the Khingan Mountains, was named for its geographic location. Higgan refers to hills in Mongolian. Hingan League has an area of 60,000 square kilometers and 1.6 million permanent residents and is divided into six different county-level jurisdictions.
Hinggan League has abundant water resources, including over 200 lakes and 25 reservoirs with total storage capability of 1.9 billion cubic meters. With 5 billion cubic meters of water resources, Hinggan ranks 2nd in the autonomous region and is the water-spring of northeast China. With rich conditions for agricultural development it is also recognized as the “Golden Corn Belt” and the “best cattle farming belt”.
Hinggan’s natural tourism resources are extensive. It has ten nature reserves of all levels and kinds, consisting of more than 666,000 hectares. Arshaan especially is a composite of National Geological Park and National Forest Park, and a typical experience area of conservation culture, with many natural features: hot springs, wetlands, volcanoes, glaciers, forests and prairies.
In 2015, the gross regional production of Hinggan was 45.99 billion yuan, its public financial budget was 21.88 billion, per capita disposable income of its urban inhabitants was 20,605 yuan, and per capita disposable income of its rural and pasturing inhabitants was 7,275 yuan, respective annual increases of 8.5, 16.8, 9.6, and 14.0 percent.