|• Wylie transliteration||chu shur rdzong|
|• Pinyin||Qūshuǐ Xiàn|
China National Highway 318 between Doilungdêqên County and Qüxü County
Location of Qüxü County within Tibet
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||1,624 km2 (627 sq mi)|
|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). It has jurisdiction over 9 townships, and 114 village committees.
In the Tibetan language it means "water ditch." 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. Annual precipitation is 441.9 millimeters (17.40 in) and natural disasters such as flash floods, landslides, drought, sandstorms, pests and diseases are common.
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.
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. There are also grain and oil processing plants and those who are employed in traditional handicrafts.
- Baike.baidu.com (Chinese)
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