Damxung County

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Damxung County
County
Tibetan transcription(s)
 • Tibetan འདམ་གཞུང་རྫོང།
 • Wylie transliteration ’dam gzhung rdzong
 • [] tamɕuŋ tsoŋ
 • official transcription (PRC) Damxung
 • THDL Damzhung
 • other transcriptions Damshung, Dhamshung
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Traditional 當雄縣
 • Simplified 当雄县
 • Pinyin Dāngxióng Xiàn
Nam Tso
Nam Tso
Location of Damxung County within Tibet
Location of Damxung County within Tibet
Damxung County is located in Tibet
Damxung County
Damxung County
Location in Tibet
Coordinates: 30°31′04″N 90°45′46″E / 30.51778°N 90.76278°E / 30.51778; 90.76278
Country China
Province Tibet
Prefecture Lhasa Prefecture
Capital Damquka or Damxung Town?
Area
 • Total 10,036 km2 (3,875 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Total 38,473
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Damxung is a county far north of the main centre of Lhasa in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Its administrative seat is Damquka.

Damxung means "selected pasture" in Tibetan language.

Geography[edit]

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Damxung County is located in the middle of the Tibet Autonomous Region and by the side of the Lhamo Namco Holy Lake. It covers an area of 10,036 square kilometres with a population of 38,473 (1999).

Damxung County is at the area of Gangdisê and Nyainqêntanglha Mountains. The Nyainqêntanglha range crosses through the whole county.

The biggest lake in Tibet - Lhamo Nam Co is in Damxung County. The lake covers an area of 1920 square kilometres. It's a famous tourism attraction of Tibet.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Name Tibetan Wylie Chinese Pinyin
Damquka འདམ་ཆུ་ཁ། ’dam chu kha 当曲卡镇 Dāngqǔkǎ Zhèn
Yangbajain ཡངས་པ་ཅན།། yangs pa can 羊八井镇 Yángbājǐng Zhèn
Gyaidar རྒྱས་དར།། rgyas dar 格达乡 Gédá Xiāng
Nyingzhung སྙིང་དྲུང། snying drung 宁中乡 Níngzhōng Xiāng
Gongtang ཀོང་ཐང། kong thang 公塘乡 Gōngtáng Xiāng
Lungring ལུང་རིང། lung ring 龙仁乡 Lóngrén Xiāng
Wumatang དབུ་མ་ཐང། dbu ma thang 乌玛塘乡 Wūmǎtáng Xiāng
Namco གནམ་མཚོ། gnam mtsho 纳木错乡 Nàmùcuò Xiāng

Economy[edit]

Yangpachen valley

The main mine resources are sulfur, kaolin, pozzolana, plaster and turf, etc.

Animal husbandry is booming in the area. The herdsmen raise yaks, sheep, goats and horses.

Qinghai-Tibet Highway (part of G219) goes through the whole county and Damxung railway station links the city from the north to Lhasa.

The mileage opened to traffic has reached 1625 kilometres.

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 30°31′04″N 90°45′46″E / 30.51778°N 90.76278°E / 30.51778; 90.76278