Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture

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Huangnan Prefecture
黄南藏族自治州 · རྨ་ལྷོ་བོད་རིགས་རང་སྐྱོང་ཁུལ་
Autonomous prefectures
Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
Location of Huangnan Prefecture in Qinghai
Location of Huangnan Prefecture in Qinghai
Country People's Republic of China
Province Qinghai
Prefecture seat Tongren County (Rongwo)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (simplified Chinese: 黄南藏族自治州; traditional Chinese: 黃南藏族自治州; pinyin: Huángnán Zàngzú Zìzhìzhōu; Tibetan: རྨ་ལྷོ་བོད་རིགས་རང་སྐྱོང་ཁུལ་Wylie: Rma-lho Bod-rigs rang-skyong-khul) is an autonomous prefecture of eastern Qinghai province, People's Republic of China, bordering Gansu to the east. The prefecture has area of 17,921 km2 (6,919 sq mi) and its seat is in Tongren County.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2000 census, Huangnan has 214,642 inhabitants with a population density of 11.98 inhabitants/km² (31.03 inhabitants/sq. mi.).

Ethnic groups in Huangnan, 2000 census[edit]

Nationality Population Percentage
Tibetan 142,360 66.32%
Mongol 29,071 13.54%
Hui 16,411 7.65%
Han 16,194 7.54%
Tu/Monguor 8,445 3.93%
Salar 1,530 0.71%
Others 631 0.31%

Subdivisions[edit]

The prefecture is subdivided into 4 county-level divisions: 3 counties and 1 autonomous county:

Map # Name Simplified Chinese Hanyu Pinyin Tibetan Wylie Population
(2010 Census)
Area (km²) Density
(/km²)
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1 Tongren County 同仁县 Tóngrén Xiàn Official: ཐུང་རིན་རྫོང་།
(རེབ་གོང་རྫོང་། or རེ་སྐོང་རྫོང་།)
thung rin rdzong 92,601 3,465 26.72
2 Jainca County 尖扎县 Jiānzhā Xiàn གཅན་ཚ་རྫོང་། gcan tsha rdzong 55,325 1,712 32.31
3 Zêkog County 泽库县 Zékù Xiàn རྩེ་ཁོག་རྫོང་། rtse khog rdzong 69,416 6,494 10.68
4 Henan Mongol Autonomous County 河南蒙古族
自治县
Hénán Měnggǔzú
Zìzhìxiàn
རྨ་ལྷོ་སོག་རིགས་རང་སྐྱོང་རྫོང་། rma lho sog rigs
rang skyong rdzong
39,374 6,250 6.29

Further reading[edit]

  • A. Gruschke: The Cultural Monuments of Tibet’s Outer Provinces: Amdo - Volume 1. The Qinghai Part of Amdo, White Lotus Press, Bangkok 2001. ISBN 974-480-049-6
  • Tsering Shakya: The Dragon in the Land of Snows. A History of Modern Tibet Since 1947, London 1999, ISBN 0-14-019615-3

Coordinates: 35°31′36″N 102°00′50″E / 35.5267°N 102.014°E / 35.5267; 102.014