Qüxü County

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Qüxü County
County
Tibetan transcription(s)
 • Tibetan ཆུ་ཤུར་རྫོང་
 • Wylie transliteration chu shur rdzong
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Traditional 曲水縣
 • Simplified 曲水县
 • Pinyin Qūshuǐ Xiàn
China National Highway 318 between Doilungdêqên County and Qüxü County
China National Highway 318 between Doilungdêqên County and Qüxü County
Location of Qüxü County within Tibet
Location of Qüxü County within Tibet
Qüxü County is located in Tibet
Qüxü County
Qüxü County
Location in Tibet
Coordinates: 29°36′54″N 90°53′31″E / 29.61500°N 90.89194°E / 29.61500; 90.89194
Country People's Republic of China
Region Tibet
Prefecture-level city Lhasa
County seat Qüxü
Area
 • Total 1,624 km2 (627 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Total 32,150
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Qüxü or Qushui or Chushur or Chushul is a county west of the main centre of Lhasa, Tibet. In 1999 it had a population of 32,150, with an area of 1,624 km2 (627 sq mi).[1] It has jurisdiction over 9 townships, and 114 village committees.[1]

In the Tibetan language it means "water ditch."[1] The lowest elevation is 3,500 meters, with the highest summit elevation of 5894 meters. It is a temperate semi-arid plateau monsoon climate zone with a lot of sunshine; 3,000 hours of annual sunshine hours on average and 150 days a year without snow.[1] Annual precipitation is 441.9 millimeters (17.40 in) and natural disasters such as flash floods, landslides, drought, sandstorms, pests and diseases are common.[1]

Mineral resources include mainly corundum, limestone, granite, peat and so on. Wild animals and plant resources include Himalayan blue sheep, pheasants, deer, leopard, black bear, Chinese caterpillar fungus, Fritillaria, Codonopsis, etc.[1]

Qüxü County is semi-agricultural and crops grown are mainly highland barley, winter wheat, spring wheat, peas, rapeseed. Animal husbandry is also strong, with the main animals farmed including yak, cattle, goats, sheep, horses, donkeys, pigs, and chickens. There are 14 small hydropower stations in Qüxü County with a total installed capacity of 1780 kilowatts, creating an annual four million kW·h of electricity.[1] There are also grain and oil processing plants and those who are employed in traditional handicrafts.

The capital town of Qüxü (Chushur) contains a notable prison, and as of 2009 incarcerated people such as Dolma Kyab. The Fourth Jamgon Kongtrul was born in the county in 1995.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Baike.baidu.com (Chinese)

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Coordinates: 29°36′54″N 90°53′31″E / 29.61500°N 90.89194°E / 29.61500; 90.89194