Nagqu Prefecture

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Nagqu Prefecture
那曲地区 · ནག་ཆུ་ས་ཁུལ།
Prefecture
prefecture (orange) in Tibet (light-orange)
prefecture (orange) in Tibet (light-orange)
Country China
Province Tibet
Prefecture seat Nagqu County (Nagqu)
Area
 • Total 450,537 km2 (173,953 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 462,382
 • Density 1.0/km2 (2.7/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website Nagqu(Nagchu/Naqu) Prefecture Government

Nagqu Prefecture (also Naqu or Nagchu; Tibetan: ནག་ཆུ་ས་ཁུལ་Wylie: Nag-chu Sa-khul; simplified Chinese: 那曲地区; traditional Chinese: 那曲地區; pinyin: Nàqū Dìqū) is the largest prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region.[1] Nagqu has a total area of 450,537 km2 (173,953 sq mi). The prefecture is divided into 11 counties and the capital of Nagchu Town is located within Nagqu County.

Nagqu Dagring Airport will be the world's highest altitude airport by 2011 at 4,436 meters above sea level.[2] Nagqu was chosen to host the largest logistics center in the plateau region, which began operations in August 2009. Nagqu is also on the Qinghai-Tibet railway line. It is expected to become the center of an economic hub in the plateau region. Nagqu has a population of 400,000.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Map
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# Name Simplified Chinese Hanyu Pinyin Tibetan Wylie Population (2010 Census) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Nagqu County 那曲县 Nàqū Xiàn ནག་ཆུ་རྫོང་ nag chu rdzong 108,781 16,195 6.71
2 Lhari County 嘉黎县 Jiālí Xiàn ལྷ་རི་རྫོང་ lha ri rdzong 32,356 13,056 2.47
3 Biru County 比如县 Bǐrú Xiàn འབྲི་རུ་རྫོང་ 'bri ru rdzong 60,179 11,680 5.15
4 Nyainrong County 聂荣县 Nièróng Xiàn གཉན་རོང་རྫོང་ gnyan rong rdzong 32,376 9,017 3.59
5 Amdo County 安多县 Ānduō Xiàn ཨ་མདོ་རྫོང་ a mdo rdzong 37,802 43,411 0.87
6 Xainza County 申扎县 Shēnzhā Xiàn ཤན་རྩ་རྫོང་ shan rtsa rdzong 20,285 25,546 0.79
7 Sog County 索县 Suǒ Xiàn སོག་རྫོང་ sog rdzong 43,621 5,744 7.59
8 Baingoin County 班戈县 Bāngē Xiàn དཔལ་མགོན་རྫོང་ dpal mgon rdzong 36,842 28,383 1.29
9 Baqên County 巴青县 Bāqīng Xiàn སྦྲ་ཆེན་རྫོང་ sbra chen rdzong 48,284 10,326 4.67
10 Nyima County 尼玛县 Nímǎ Xiàn ཉི་མ་རྫོང་ nyi ma rdzong 29,856 72,499 0.41
11 Shuanghu County 双湖县 Shuānghú Xiàn མཚོ་གཉིས་་རྫོང་ mtsho gnyis rdzong 11,999 116,637 0.10

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Coordinates: 31°30′N 92°00′E / 31.500°N 92.000°E / 31.500; 92.000