Banner is one of the administrative divisions in China. It’s the same level as those of municipal districts, county-level cities, counties, autonomous counties, autonomous banners, forest regions and special zones. It belongs to county-level administrative region and is under the jurisdiction of prefecture-level cities and leagues. It is the unique county-level administrative region in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. China has a total of 49 banners and 3 autonomous banners.

Historical Origin of Banners in China

Banner is a county-level administrative region unique to Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, that is, its administrative status is the same as that of the county. In the early Qing Dynasty, a banner was set up as a basic administrative region in Mongolia, following Manchu eight banner system, which lasted until the 21st century.

List of Banners in China

Prefecture-level city/league Banner
Hohhot(呼和浩特市) Tumd Left Banner(土默特左旗)
Baotou(包头市) Tumd Right Banner(土默特右旗)
Darhan Muminggan United Banner(达尔罕茂明安联合旗)
Chifeng(赤峰市) Aohan Banner(敖汉旗)
Bairin Left Banner(巴林左旗)
Bairin Right Banner(巴林右旗)
Harqin Banner(喀喇沁旗)
Ongniud Banner(翁牛特旗)
Hexigten Banner(克什克腾旗)
Ar Horqin Banner(阿鲁科尔沁旗)
Tongliao(通辽市) Hure Banner(库伦旗)
Naiman Banner(奈曼旗)
Jarud Banner(扎鲁特旗)
Horqin Left Middle Banner(科尔沁左翼中旗)
Horqin Left Back Banner(科尔沁左翼后旗)
Ordos(鄂尔多斯市) Uxin Banner(乌审旗)
Hanggin Banner(杭锦旗)
Jungar Banner(准格尔旗)
Dalad Banner(达拉特旗)
Etuoke Banner(鄂托克旗)
Otog Front Banner(鄂托克前旗)
Ejin Horo Banner(伊金霍洛旗)
Hulunbuir(呼伦贝尔市) Arun Banner(阿荣旗)
Chen Barag Qi(陈巴尔虎旗)
Xin Barag Zuoqi(新巴尔虎左旗)
Xin Barag Youqi(新巴尔虎右旗)
Oroqen Autonomous Banner(鄂伦春自治旗)
Evenk Autonomous Banner(鄂温克族自治旗)
Morin Dawa Daur Autonomous Banner(莫力达瓦达斡尔族自治旗)
Bayannur(巴彦淖尔市) Hanggin Rear Banner(杭锦后旗)
Urad Middle Banner(乌拉特中旗)
Urad Front Banner(乌拉特前旗)
Urad Back Banner(乌拉特后旗)
Ulanqab(乌兰察布市) Siziwang Banner(四子王旗)
Chahar Right Middle Banner(察哈尔右翼中旗)
Chahar Right Front Banner(察哈尔右翼前旗)
Chahar Right Back Banner(察哈尔右翼后旗)
Xilin Gol League(锡林郭勒盟) Zhenglan Banner(正蓝旗)
Xianghuang Banner(镶黄旗)
Zhengxiangbai Banner(正镶白旗)
Taipusi Banner(太仆寺旗)
Abaga banner(阿巴嘎旗)
Sonid Left Banner(苏尼特左旗)
Sonid Right Banner(苏尼特右旗)
West Ujimqin Banner(西乌珠穆沁旗)
East Ujimqin Banner(东乌珠穆沁旗)
Hinggan League(兴安盟) Jalaid Banner(扎赉特旗)
Horqin Right Front Banner(科尔沁右翼前旗)
Horqin Right Middle Banner(科尔沁右翼中旗)
Alxa League(阿拉善盟) Alxa Left Banner(阿拉善左旗)
Alxa Right Banner(阿拉善右旗)
Ejin Banner(额济纳旗)