Chamdo Prefecture

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Chamdo Prefecture
Qamdo Prefecture
Changdu Prefecture

昌都地区 · ཆབ་མདོ་ས་ཁུལ་
Prefecture
prefecture (orange) in Tibet (light-orange)
prefecture (orange) in Tibet (light-orange)
Country People's Republic of China
Region Tibet
Prefecture seat Chamdo County (Chengguan)
Area
 • Total 110,154 km2 (42,531 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 657,505
 • Density 6.0/km2 (15/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Chamdo Prefecture officially Qamdo Prefecture also known as Changdu Prefecture (Tibetan: ཆབ་མདོ་ས་ཁུལ་Wylie: chab-mdo-sa-khul, ZYPY: Qamdo Sakü; simplified Chinese: 昌都地区; traditional Chinese: 昌都地區; pinyin: Chāngdū Dìqū) is a prefecture in the eastern part of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Its seat is the town of Chamdo in Chamdo County.

Subdivisions[edit]

The prefecture is subdivided into 11 county-level divisions: 11 counties

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# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Tibetan Wylie Population (2010 Census) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Chamdo County 昌都县 Chāngdū Xiàn ཆབ་མདོ་རྫོང་ chab mdo rdzong 116,500 10,794 10.79
2 Jomda County 江达县 Jiāngdá Xiàn འཇོ་མདའ་རྫོང་ 'jo mda' rdzong 76,026 13,164 5.77
3 Gonjo County 贡觉县 Gòngjué Xiàn གོ་འཇོ་རྫོང་ go 'jo rdzong 40,434 6,323 6.39
4 Riwoqê County 类乌齐县 Lèiwūqí Xiàn རི་བོ་ཆེ་རྫོང་ ri bo che rdzong 49,870 6,355 7.84
5 Dêngqên County 丁青县 Dīngqīng Xiàn སྟེང་ཆེན་རྫོང་ steng chen rdzong 69,888 12,408 5.63
6 Zhag'yab County 察雅县 Cháyǎ Xiàn བྲག་གཡབ་རྫོང་ brag g-yab rdzong 56,789 8,251 6.88
7 Baxoi County 八宿县 Bāsù Xiàn དཔའ་ཤོད་རྫོང་ dpa' shod rdzong 39,021 12,336 3.16
8 Zogang County 左贡县 Zuǒgòng Xiàn མཛོ་སྒང་རྫོང་ mdzo sgang rdzong 44,320 11,837 3.74
9 Markam County 芒康县 Mángkāng Xiàn སྨར་ཁམས་རྫོང་ smar khams rdzong 81,399 11,576 7.03
10 Lhorong County 洛隆县 Luòlóng Xiàn ལྷོ་རོང་རྫོང་ lho rong rdzong 47,491 8,048 5.90
11 Banbar County 边坝县 Biānbà Xiàn དཔལ་འབར་རྫོང་ dpal 'bar rdzong 35,767 8,774 4.07

The prefecture is served by Qamdo Bamda Airport.

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Coordinates: 31°10′N 97°14′E / 31.167°N 97.233°E / 31.167; 97.233