In 2012, the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region's sown areas of grain crops consisted of 5.59 million hectares.
Inner Mongolia, with its vast grasslands, is one of China's major bases for husbandry products.
Inner Mongolia has 2,351 species of plants, with 2,167 wild species and 184 types of imported plants. It has an abundance of wild mountain plants.
Its surface water is about 40.66 billion cubic meters and its total water resources, 54.6 billion cu m, or 1.92 percent of the country's total.
The Inner Mongolia autonomous region has one of China's largest forested areas and is an important site for ecological protection in northern China.
The region has a major mining district with a large number of new minerals. Since 1958, China has discovered more than 50 types of new minerals.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the autonomous region, during which various celebrations are planned to showcase its prosperity and ethnic diversity.