The municipality Hailar (Chinese 海拉尔 区, pinyin Hǎilā'ěr Qū; Mongolian ᠬᠠᠶᠢᠯᠠᠷ ᠲᠣᠭᠣᠷᠢᠭ Qayilar toɣoriɣ), formerly independent city of Hailar, is the political and economic center of the prefecture-level city in Hulun Buir Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. Hailar covers an area of ​​1,440 and about 260,000 inhabitants (end of 2004).