Biru County

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Biru County
County
Tibetan transcription(s)
Chinese transcription(s)
Location of Biru County within Tibet
Location of Biru County within Tibet
Biru County is located in Tibet
Biru County
Biru County
Location in Tibet
Coordinates: 31°46′39″N 93°33′00″E / 31.77750°N 93.55000°E / 31.77750; 93.55000
Country China
Province Tibet
Prefecture Nagchu Prefecture
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Biru County (Tibetan འབྲི་རུ་རྫོང་, Wylie 'bri ru rdzong) is a small county within the Nagchu Prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region. The name means "female yak". Either of two pronunciations can be considered correct in Standard Tibetan: [bìru] ~ [pìru] (conventionally written Biru in English) or [ɖìru] ~ [ʈìru] (conventionally Driru).

At the 2000 PRC census, the county's population was 45,222, of whom:

Name of group Number Percentage
Tibetans 44,867 99.21%
Han 313 0.69%
Bai 11 0.02%
Uyghurs 9 0.02%
Others 22 0.05%

Coordinates: 31°46′39″N 93°33′00″E / 31.77750°N 93.55000°E / 31.77750; 93.55000