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Mainling County

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Mainling County

Mainling County
Mainling Zong
Tibetan transcription(s)
 • Tibetan སྨན་གླིང་རྫོང་།
 • Wylie transliteration sman-gling rdzong
 • official transcription (PRC) Mainling Zong
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Simplified 米林县
 • Pinyin Mǐlín Xiàn
Location of Mainling County within Tibet
Location of Mainling County within Tibet
Mainling County is located in Tibet
Mainling County
Location in Tibet
Country China
Province Tibet
Prefecture Nyingchi Prefecture
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Mainling County (Tibetan: ཀོང་པོ་རྒྱ་མདའ་རྫོང་Wylie: sman gling rdzong; Chinese: 米林县; pinyin: Mǐlín Xiàn) is a county of the Nyingtri Prefecture in eastern Tibet Autonomous Region.


  • Geography 1
  • Economy 2
  • Demography 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Mainling County is located in the central-west of the Nyingtri Prefecture, at the middle reaches of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, and between the Nyenchen Tanglha Mountains and the Himalayan Mountains. It covers an area of 9,471 square kilometres. The average altitude is 3,700 metres above sea level.


The mine resources of the county are gold dust, plaster, limestone, chromium and iron, etc.

The main economy style in Mainling County is farming and forest industry. The main species of the trees are fir, spruce, pine, oak, and cypress, etc. The total cumulation volume of woods is 40 million cubic metres. The special fruit productions are apples, apple pears, walnuts and peaches.

Nyingchi Mainling Airport is the third airport in the Tibet Autonomous Region.


In 1999 the county had a population of 17347 inhabitants.[1]

The county is home to the Lhoba people.


  1. ^ National Population Statistics Materials by County and City - 1999 Period, in China County & City Population 1999, Harvard China Historical GIS

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