Sog County

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Sog County
County
Tibetan transcription(s)
 • Tibetan སོག་རྫོང་
 • Wylie transliteration sog rdzong
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Traditional 索县
 • Pinyin Suǒ Xiàn
Location of Sog County within Tibet
Location of Sog County within Tibet
Sog County is located in Tibet
Sog County
Sog County
Location in Tibet
Coordinates: 32°02′44″N 94°16′54″E / 32.04556°N 94.28167°E / 32.04556; 94.28167
Country China
Province Tibet
Prefecture Nagchu Prefecture
Capital Sog
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Sog County, Sogxian, or Suoxian (Tibetan སོག་རྫོང་ Wylie sog rdzong; Chinese: 索县; Pinyin: Suǒ Xiàn) is a county within the Nagchu Prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region.

Sog Dzong lies in the extreme western part of the former province of Kham. To its west is Chamdo and to its right Nagchu. Sogdzong is located between the Drachen and Driru, on the Sogchu River. It is the source of Gyalmo Ngulchu.

Crops include barley, wheat, radish, potatoes, etc. and yaks, sheep, goat, cows, and horses are reared. Nomads move four times annually according to seasons. The county contains Tsangdain Monastery, built in 1667, resembling the Potala Palace.[1]

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  1. ^ "Tibet's three "Potala Palaces"". China-Tibet Online. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 

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Coordinates: 32°02′44″N 94°16′54″E / 32.04556°N 94.28167°E / 32.04556; 94.28167