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Nagqu Prefecture in Tibet Autonomous Region
Counties of Nagqu Prefecture

Nagqu Prefecture (also Naqu or Nagchu); Tibetan: ནག་ཆུ་ས་ཁུལ་; Wylie: Nag-chu Sa-khul; simplified Chinese: 那曲地区; pinyin: Nàqū Dìqū) is the largest prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region.[1] Nagqu has a total area of 450,537 km². The prefecture is divided into 11 different counties and Nagchu County contains the capital of Nagqu.

Nagqu is expected to have the world's highest altitude airport by 2011 at 4,436 meters above sea level. It will be named Nagqu Dagring Airport[2]. Nagqu was chosen to host the largest logistics center in the plateau region, which began operations in August 2009. Nagqu is also on the Qinghai-Tibet railway line. It is expected to become the center of an economic hub in the plateau region. Nagqu has a population of 400,000.[1]

County divisions of the Nagqu Prefecture

  • Nagchu County ནག་ཆུ་རྫོང་ nag chu rdzong
  • Lhari County ལྷ་རི་རྫོང་ lha ri rdzong
  • Biru County འབྲི་རུ་རྫོང་ 'bri ru rdzong
  • Nyainrong County གཉན་རོང་རྫོང་ gnyan rong rdzong
  • Amdo County ཨ་མདོ་རྫོང་ a mdo rdzong
  • Xainza County ཤན་རྩ་རྫོང་ shan rtsa rdzong
  • Sog County སོག་རྫོང་ sog rdzong
  • Baingoin County དཔལ་མགོན་རྫོང་ dpal mgon rdzong
  • Baqên County སྦྲ་ཆེན་རྫོང་ sbra chen rdzong
  • Nyima County ཉི་མ་རྫོང་ nyi ma rdzong
  • Shuanghu Special District མཚོ་གཉིས་དོན་གཅོད་ཁྲུའུ་ mtsho gnyis don gcod khru'u

References

Coordinates: 31°30′N 92°00′E / 31.5°N 92°E / 31.5; 92

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[[File:|right|thumb|right|300px|Nagqu Prefecture in Tibet Autonomous Region]]

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Counties of Nagqu Prefecture

Nagqu Prefecture (also Naqu or Nagchu); Nàqū Dìqū) is the largest prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region.[1] In 2001 Nagqu had a population of 363,000 and an area of 450,000 km².

County divisions of the Nagqu Prefecture

The prefecture is divided into eleven different counties. Nagchu County contains the capital of Nagqu. The other counties are Lhari County, Biru County, Nyainrong County, Amdo County, Xainza County, Sog County, Baingoin County, Baqên County, Nyima County and Shuanghu Special District. Nearly half of the land in Tibet is in this area.[1]

Coordinates: 31°30′N 92°00′E / 31.5°N 92°E / 31.5; 92

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nagqu, Chines Tibet Tourism bureau, accessed August 2009

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