Dafdar

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Dafdar
达布达尔
Village
达布达尔乡
Dafdar is located in Xinjiang
Dafdar
Dafdar
Location in Xinjiang
Dafdar is located in China
Dafdar
Dafdar
Location in China
Coordinates: 37°24′24″N 75°24′34″E / 37.40667°N 75.40944°E / 37.40667; 75.40944Coordinates: 37°24′24″N 75°24′34″E / 37.40667°N 75.40944°E / 37.40667; 75.40944
Country People's Republic of China
Province Xinjiang
Prefecture Kashgar Prefecture
County Tashkurgan Tajik Autonomous County
Area
 • Total 28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Time zone China Standard Time[1] (UTC+8)

Dafdar or Daftar (Chinese: 达佈达尔, pinyin: Dábùdá'ĕr) is a village in the disputed Taghdumbash Pamir located in Tashkurgan Tajik Autonomous County, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China. It is inhabited by Wakhis.[2] The village lies at an altitude of 3,400 m above sea level, just to the east of the Karakoram Highway.[3]

During the Qing Dynasty the Chinese claimed suzerainty over the area but permitted the Mir of Hunza to administer the region in return for a tribute. The Mir erected a cairn in the village to evidence his control. The villagers stopped paying tribute to Hunza in 1937.[3]

It is the northernmost point claimed by India as a part of the state Jammu and Kashmir.

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