Sêrxü County

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Sêrxü County (Tibetan: སེར་ཤུལ།Wylie: gser shul, simplified Chinese: 石渠县; traditional Chinese: 石渠縣; pinyin: Shíqú Xiàn), also known as Sershul, Dzachuka, Serxu, or Shiqu is a county of the Garzê Prefecture in Sichuan Province, China.

Geography[edit]

Serxu (sershul) District is situated at the northernmost tip of Sichuan province. It is above 25,000 km² et and mainly covered by grasslands. Average level above sea is 4200 m.

It has an area of over 25,000 square kilometers and is predominantly covered by grasslands used for nomadic herding. The population is around 68,000, 96% of whom are ethnic Tibetan.

By the end of 1997, there was an estimated livestock population of 581,470. These were mainly yaks, sheep, goats, and horses, but there was a small number of pigs. The human population of Shiqu County was approximately 63,400, 96.8% of which were ethnic Tibetans. There were 49,100 herdsmen, representing 77.6% of the population.

Sershul District villages include: Ariksar, Bumser, Changma, Dezhongma, Dzagyel, Geming, Gotsa, Junyung, Jowo, Kabshi, Kilung, Kyewu, Sershul Gompa, Serxu Dzong, Shaksa, Tromsa Genma, Tseboum Soumdo, Tsemkhog, Ombo and Wathul.

Sershul District has several monasteries, including : Ju Mohar, Sershul Gompa, Bumser, Ariksar, Dzagyel, Changma, Trikar, Kabshi and Jowo.

Demography[edit]

The population of the district was 62,408 inhabitants in 1999.[1]

There are about 52,660 nomads in the district, i.e. 77,6% of the population.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (English) National Population Statistics Materials by County and City - 1999 Period, in China County & City Population 1999, Harvard China Historical GIS

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°26′N 98°3′E / 33.433°N 98.050°E / 33.433; 98.050