Dawu County, Sichuan

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Dawu County
County
道孚县 · རྟའུ་རྫོང
Tibetan transcription(s)
 • Tibetan script རྟའུ་རྫོང
 • Wylie rta 'u rdzong
 • Tibetan pinyin Da'u Zong or Dawu Zong
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Simplified 道孚县
 • Traditional 道孚縣
 • Pinyin Dàofú Xiàn
Dawu is located in Sichuan
Dawu
Dawu
Location in Sichuan
Coordinates: 30°59′N 101°08′E / 30.983°N 101.133°E / 30.983; 101.133
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Autonomous prefecture Garzê
Township-level divisions 2 towns
20 townships
County seat Xianshui (鲜水镇)
Area
 • Total 7,546 km2 (2,914 sq mi)
Elevation 2,992 m (9,816 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 46,900
 • Density 6.2/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Dawu County (Tibetan: རྟའུ་རྫོང་།); also written Tawu County or Daofu County (Chinese: 道孚县), is a county of northwestern Sichuan Province, China. It is under the administration of the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, and as of 2001, had a population of 46,900 residing in an area of 7,546 square kilometres (2,914 sq mi). By road it is 219 km (136 mi) from Kangding, the prefectural seat, and 585 km (364 mi) from Chengdu, the provincial capital. It borders the counties of Xinlong to the west, Kangding and Yajiang to the south, and Jinchuan and Zamtang of Ngawa Prefecture as well as Luhuo to the north.

In January 1981 it was struck by an earthquake.

External links[edit]

See this link for a book-length study of a Tibetan village in Dawu County: http://tibetanplateau.wikischolars.columbia.edu/Volume+Fifteen--Rgyalrong+Tibetan+Village