Dêqên Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture

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Coordinates: 27°50′N 99°36′E / 27.833°N 99.600°E / 27.833; 99.600

Dêqên Prefecture
迪庆州
Autonomous prefecture
迪庆藏族自治州 · བདེ་ཆེན་བོད་རིགས་རང་སྐྱོང་ཁུལ་
Dêqên Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
Snowy mountains (probably 'white-horse mountain') in Dêqên Prefecture
Snowy mountains (probably 'white-horse mountain') in Dêqên Prefecture
Location of Dêqên Prefecture in Yunnan
Location of Dêqên Prefecture in Yunnan
Country People's Republic of China
Province Yunnan
Prefecture seat Xamgyi'nyilha County (Jiantang)
Area
 • Total 23,870 km2 (9,220 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 353,518
 • Density 15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Postal code 674400
Area code(s) 0887
Website http://www.diqing.gov.cn/

Dêqên Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (simplified Chinese: 迪庆藏族自治州; traditional Chinese: 迪慶藏族自治州; pinyin: Díqìng Zàngzú Zìzhìzhōu; Tibetan: བདེ་ཆེན་བོད་རིགས་རང་སྐྱོང་ཁུལ་Wylie: Bde-chen Bod-rigs rang-skyong khul) is an autonomous prefecture in northwestern Yunnan province, People's Republic of China. It has an area of 23,870 km2 (9,220 sq mi) and its capital is located in Shangri-La County.

Subdivisions[edit]

Diqing is divided into three counties, among which one is an autonomous county.

Map # Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Tibetan Tibetan Pinyin Population
(2010 Census)
Area (km²) Density
(/km²)
Diqing mcp.png
1 Shangri-La / Xamgyi'nyilha County 香格里拉县 Xiānggélǐlā Xiàn སེམས་ཀྱི་ཉི་ཟླ་རྫོང་།

རྒྱལ་ཐང་རྫོང་།

Xamgyi'nyilha Zong /
sems kyi nyi zla rdzong

Gyalthang Zong /
rgyal thang rdzong

172,988 11,613 14.89
2 Dêqên County 德钦县 Déqīn Xiàn བདེ་ཆེན་རྫོང་།

མཇོལ་རྫོང་།

Dêqên Zong /
bde chen rdzong

Jol Zong /
mjol rdzong

66,589 7,596 8.76
3 Weixi Lisu Autonomous County 维西傈僳族
自治县
Wéixī Lìsùzú
Zìzhìxiàn
འབའ་ལུང་ལི་སུའུ་རིགས་རང་སྐྱོང་རྫོང་། Balung Lisurig Ranggyong Zong /
'ba' lung li su'u rigs rang skyong rdzong
160,605 4,661 34.45

Transport[edit]

Air[edit]

Located in Gezanba, Dêqên Shangri-La Airport is one of the biggest airports in the northwest of the Yunnan Province. There are flights to Lhasa, Chengdu, Beijing(via Kunming), Shanghai Pudong, Shenzhen (via Guiyang), Guangzhou, Kunming and Xishuangbanna.

Road[edit]

Highways are main means of transportation to reach Diqing Prefecture. Diqing connects Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet, with a network of highway lines is formed with Yunnan-Tibet highway, Sichuan-Tibet highway and Kangding-Tibet being main roads.

There are also direct bus routes to Kunming, Lijiang, Panzhihua (Sichuan) and neighboring Deqin County.

Demography[edit]

Ethnic groups in Diqing, 2000 census

Nationality Population Percentage
Tibetan 117,099 33.12%
Lisu 98,195 27.78%
Han 57,928 16.39%
Naxi 45,269 12.81%
Bai 18,182 5.14%
Yi 11,616 3.29%
Hui 1,496 0.42%
Pumi 1,496 0.42%
Miao 1,434 0.41%
Nu 241 0.07%
Derung 137 0.04%
Others 425 0.11%

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