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Gongbo'gyamda County

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Country  China
Area  12,961 km²
Province  Tibet
Time zone  China Standard (UTC+8)
Local time  Friday 1:56 AM
Prefecture  Nyingchi
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Weather  -16°C, Wind SE at 5 km/h, 87% Humidity
Points of interest  Basong Co, Pagsum Lake, Mila Mountain

Gongbo'gyamda County (Tibetan: ཀོང་པོ་རྒྱ་མདའ་རྫོང་, Wylie: kong po rgya mda' rdzong; Chinese: 工布江达县; Pinyin: Gōngbùjiāngdá Xiàn) is a county of the Nyingtri Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region, lying approximately 275 km east of Lhasa at its central point. Its main geographical feature is Lake Basum Tso, a green lake of some 3700 metres above sea level.

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Map of Gongbo'gyamda, Nyingchi, Tibet, China

Etymology

"Gongbo'gyamda" means "great outlet of the valley" in Tibetan.

Geography

Gongbo'gyamda County is located in the east of the Tibet Autonomous Region, to the south of the Nyainqentanglha Mountains, to the north of the Yarlung Tsangpo River and in the area of the middle branches of the Nyang River. With a population of 22,000, the county covers an area of 12,886 square kilometres. The average altitude of the county is 3,500 metres above sea level. The Gonggo Lake, with a total area of 26 square kilometres, is a famous lake.

Transport

  • China National Highway 318
  • Economy and reserves

    Water resources is abundant in Gongbo'gyamda County. The species of animals include leopard, red deer, black bear, brown bear, otter, monkey and black-necked crane, etc. There are almost a hundred of species of plants in the county, such as aweto, fritillaria and snow lotus, etc.

    Block raising is the main industry of the county. The Sichuan-Tibet Highway crosses the county. The total length of all roads reaches 380 kilometres.

    References

    Gongbo'gyamda County Wikipedia


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