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Lhatse County

Lhatse County
Lhazê Zong
Lāzī County
Lhazê Xiàn
Tibetan transcription(s)
 • Tibetan ལྷ་རྩེ་རྫོང་
 • Wylie transliteration lha rtse rdzong
 • official transcription (PRC) Lhazê
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Simplified 拉孜县
 • Pinyin Lāzī Xiàn
Old Lhatse Monastery
Old Lhatse Monastery
Location of Lhatse County within Tibet
Location of Lhatse County within Tibet
Lhatse County is located in Tibet
Lhatse County
Lhatse County
Location in Tibet
Country China
Province Tibet
Prefecture-level city Xigazê
Capital Lhatse
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Lhatse County is a county of Xigazê in the Tibet Autonomous Region. It was established in 1959, with Lhatse Town as the county seat. In 1968, Quxia Town became the county seat.[1]

Lhatse County, has a population of some 50,000 and is about 200 kilometers from Mount Everest (or Chomolungma). It is among the most impoverished counties in China.[2]


  • Geography 1
  • Towns and townships 2
  • Transport 3
  • References 4


Towns and townships

  • 482 natural villages [1]



  1. ^ a b "Lhatse, Lhatse County – Lhatse Trip". China Travel Blogs – 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Move to hospital deliveries saves mothers, infants in Tibet." Xinhua Writers Bai Xu and Hu Xing. 25 Feb. 2009

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