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Gongbo'gyamda County

Gongbo'gyamda County
County
Tibetan transcription(s)
 • Tibetan ཀོང་པོ་རྒྱ་མདའ་རྫོང་
 • Wylie transliteration kong po rgya mda' rdzong
 • official transcription (PRC) Gongbo'gyamda Zong
 • THDL kong po gya da dzong
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Traditional 工布江達縣
 • Simplified 工布江达县
 • Pinyin Gōngbùjiāngdá Xiàn
Basum Tso
Basum Tso
Location of Gongbo'gyamda County within Tibet
Location of Gongbo'gyamda County within Tibet
Gongbo'gyamda County is located in Tibet
Gongbo'gyamda County
Location in Tibet
Coordinates:
Country China
Province Tibet
Prefecture Nyingchi Prefecture
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

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.

Contents

  • Etymology 1
  • Geography 2
  • Transport 3
  • Economy and reserves 4

Etymology

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

Geography

Milha Pass into Gongbo’gyanda County

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

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.

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