Nyalam County

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Nyalam County
Tibetan transcription(s)
Chinese transcription(s)
Milarepa's cave
Location of Nyalam County within Tibet
Location of Nyalam County within Tibet
Nyalam County is located in Tibet
Nyalam County
Nyalam County
Location of the county seat in Tibet
Coordinates: 28°32′47″N 86°04′29″E / 28.54639°N 86.07472°E / 28.54639; 86.07472
Country People's Republic of China
Region Tibet
Prefecture-level city Xigazê
County seat Nyalam Town
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Nyalam County (simplified Chinese: 聂拉木县; traditional Chinese: 聶拉木縣; pinyin: Nièlāmù Xiàn; Tibetan: gnya' lam rdzong) is a county in Tibet's Shigatse Prefecture. It borders on Nepal.

The land area of the county is 7,903 km2 (3,051 sq mi). The population as of 2003 was 10,000. The postal code for the county is 858300.

The county seat is in Nyalam Town.

The other town of the county is Zhangmu (樟木), also known under its Tibetan name Dram, or Nepali Khasa. It is located near the border and is the point of entry from Nepal. At "merely" 2300 meters elevation about the sea level, Zhangmu has mild and humid subtropical climate, which is a rarity for Tibet.

Other populated places in the county are the villages of Yalai (亚来), Suozuo (琐作), Nailong (乃龙), Menbu (门布) and Borong (波绒). (The names of the villages are given based on Chinese spellings; their Tibetan names may be somewhat different).

It is one of the four counties that comprise the Qomolangma National Nature Preserve (Nyalam, Tingri, Dinggyê, and Kyirong).[1]

Towns and townships[edit]



  1. ^ Department of Forestry, Government of the Tibet Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China, ‘’Report on Protected Lands in the Tibet Autonomous Region’’ Lhasa: Tibet Autonomous Region Government Publishing House, 2006

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Coordinates: 28°32′47″N 86°04′29″E / 28.54639°N 86.07472°E / 28.54639; 86.07472