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 1.63 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 2022, the GDP of Hinggan League hit 68.15 billion yuan, representing a modest increase of 4.1 percent. The primary industry, which includes agriculture, forestry, and fishing, saw its added value increase by 4.2 percent to 25.32 billion yuan. The secondary industry, which includes manufacturing and construction, saw an increase of 6.4 percent to 18.31 billion yuan. The tertiary industry, which includes services, experienced a slight increase of 2.6 percent to 24.52 billion yuan.
The ratio of Hinggan League's primary, secondary, and tertiary industries was 37.1: 26.9: 36.0.
These three sectors contributed to 36.1 percent, 37.4 percent, and 26.5 percent of the league's GDP growth, respectively. The per capita GDP of the league reached 48,507 yuan, up 4.4 percent from the previous year.