Chamdo County

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Chamdo County
ཆབ་མདོ་རྫོང་
昌都县
County
Qamdo County
South of Chamdo main town
South of Chamdo main town
Location of Chamdo County within Tibet
Location of Chamdo County within Tibet
Coordinates: 32°16′34″N 97°15′41″E / 32.27611°N 97.26139°E / 32.27611; 97.26139
Country China
Province Tibet
Prefecture Qamdo
Capital Chamdo
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Chamdo County, officially Qamdo County, also known as Changdu County (Standard Tibetan: ཆབ་མདོ་རྫོང་; Wylie: Chab mdo rdzong; simplified Chinese: 昌都县; traditional Chinese: 昌都縣; pinyin: Chāngdū Xiàn) is a county in Tibet Autonomous Region, and the seat of government of Chamdo Prefecture. Chamdo county has an area of 10,700 km² and a population of 78,000, of which 90% are Tibetan. The average temperature is 7.6°C, with average temperatures of -2.3°C in January and 16.3°C in July. The average precipitation is 467 mm per year.[citation needed]

Popular with tourists are the Galden Jampaling Monastery in the capital and the salt mines and hot springs at Yangjing.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 32°16′34″N 97°15′41″E / 32.27611°N 97.26139°E / 32.27611; 97.26139