The 2012 Miss World Finals were held in Ordos city. Ordos is known for its abundant infrastructure, which are rarely used by the residents, making it almost a ghost town. The city is plagued with water problems. The reason why many people don’t live there is because it is hard to convince them to move to the town. The new town is a half hour drive away from the old city where Ordos live, so a lot of people find it inconveniencing to move to the town as there aren’t very many amenities available, due to the slow pace of relocation. The city was originally built to be inhabited by 1.5 million people. Currently, there are only a few thousand people who live there. Ordos has been referred to as the Dubai of northern China. If you visit the area, expect to experience some nomadic Ordos customs.
Ordos is a Mongolian dialect that is spoken in the city of Ordos in Mongolia. It is also spoken in China. A total of 3,381,000 people speak this language. Ordos is normally classified under the Mongolian language family as a South Mongolian dialect. Other dialects that are related to Ordos includes A Lan Shan Meng, Chahar, Syringol, Zhe Li Mu Meng, Ejine, Jirim, Jostu, Jo-uda, Tumut and Ulancha. Other names for Ordos includes E’erduosite and Urdu. Ordos has a similar lexicon to other Mongolian dialects. It has Chinese and Tibetan loan words.
Ordos is considered to be one of the richest areas in China. It is rich in natural resources. It has one sixth of the total coal resources in China. It is also known for other economic activities such as wool, electricity generation, mining and building materials. By 2008, Ordos city had a GDP of $ 14,500. It is even ranked before China’s capital city, Beijing. Ordos is in inner Mongolia. It is surrounded by the Yellow river and it is near the provinces of Shaaxi, Ningxia and Shanxi. The Ordos landscape is part desert and part grassland. This area was renamed Ordos on 26th February 2011. The region was formerly known as the Yeke Juu league, since the 17th century. In the Mongolian language, the word ‘Ordos’ means ‘palaces’.