Delingha , or Delhi ( SASM/GNC/SRC romanization of Mongolian: Delhi hot ), is the seat of the Haixi Mongol and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northern Qinghai province, China. It is located approximately southeast of the Da Qaidam Administrative Region. It is a mainly industrial county-level city. The Ba'yin River divides the city into two parts: Hedong (河东, lit. "River East") and Hexi (河西, lit. "River West"). Because the prefecture seat is located in Hedong, it is slightly more flourishing than Hexi, which is chiefly agricultural.
Established in 1988, Delingha administers 7 township-level divisions covering an area of and has a total population of 78,184, making it the smallest of the 5 cities in Qinghai. The name of the city comes from a Mongolian and means "golden world" , reflecting the relatively large Mongol population of the city.