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Mêdog County
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Tibetan transcription(s)
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Location of Mêdog County within Tibet
Mêdog County is located in Tibet
Mêdog County
Location in Tibet
Coordinates: 29°29′N 95°30′E / 29.483°N 95.5°E / 29.483; 95.5
Country China
Province Tibet
Prefecture Nyingchi Prefecture
Capital [[]]
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Mêdog County, (Tibetan: ཀོང་པོ་རྒྱ་མདའ་རྫོང་ Wylie me tog rdzong; Chinese: 墨脱县; Pinyin: Mòtuō Xiàn) is a county of the Nyingtri Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region of People's Republic of China. Its southern part is now actually occupied by India and the border dispute between China and India has not been settled yet.

Geography

Medog County or ( Metok )is located in the southeast of the Tibet Autonomous Region and at the lower branch of Yarlung Zangbo River. Medog County covers an area of 30,553 square kilometres. The average altitude of the county is 1200 metres above sea level.Metok county is also called Pemako.

Economy and wildlife

Farming is the main industry in Medog County. It is abundant with paddy, soybean, cotton and gingeli, etc. Hairy deerhorn, gastrodia tuber, muskiness, and hedgehog hydnum, etc. are special products of the area.

The Medog National Animal and Plant Reserve Area is in the county. It has more than 3,000 species of plants, 42 species of rare wild animals that under special State protection, and over a thousand of hexapod species.

Demography

Medog county has a population of 9,200, and most people who live in the county are of Tshangla ethnic minority and Lhoba ethnic group, This place is also called Pemako and it is one of Tibet's sacred place.People here call themselve pemakopa and speak Tsangla language closely related to that of sharchokpas in eastern Bhutan.They practice Nyingma tradition of tibetan buddhism.

Coordinates: 29°29′N 95°30′E / 29.483°N 95.5°E / 29.483; 95.5

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