- The populations in the city of Yakeshi is 378,747 (minority 40,658, Mongolian 18,311）
- The population is by 90% Han Chinese, 4.5% Mongolian and 5.5% other minorities.
- Official languages are Chinese and Mongolian
- The total area of the whole municipality is 27,590 km2
- The winter period is approximately 150 days long
The precipitation is totally 380 mm/year. Only between July and August there is 250 mm rainfall.