Tingri County

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Tingri County
County
Tibetan transcription(s)
Chinese transcription(s)
Riding a dzo. Tingri, Tibet. 1993.jpg
Location of Tingri County within Tibet
Location of Tingri County within Tibet
Tingri County is located in Tibet
Tingri County
Tingri County
Location in Tibet
Coordinates: 28°28′34″N 87°13′01″E / 28.47611°N 87.21694°E / 28.47611; 87.21694
Country China
Province Tibet
Prefecture Shigatse Prefecture
Capital Shelkar
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Tingri County or Dhringgri County (Tibetan: དིང་རི་རྫོང་Wylie: ding ri rdzong; Chinese: 定日县; pinyin: Dìngrì Xiàn), is a county of the Shigatse Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region.

The county comprises the upper valley of the Bum-chu or Arun River, with the valleys of its tributaries plus the valleys of the Rongshar Tsangpo and the Lapchi Gang Tsanpo which flow south into Nepal. It is bordered on the south by the main range of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest (Tib. Chomolungma), Makalu and Cho Oyu. The present county administration is located at Shelkar, about 87 km (54 mi) east of Tingri (town).[1]

It is one of the four counties that comprise the Qomolangma National Nature Preserve (Tingri, Dinjie, Nyalam, and Kyirong).[2]

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Footprint Tibet Handbook with Bhutan, p. 296. 2nd edition (1999). Gyume Dorje. Footprint Handbooks, Bath, England. ISBN 1-900949-33-4.
  2. ^ Department of Forestry, Government of the Tibet Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China, ‘’Report on Protected Lands in the Tibet Autonomous Region’’ Lhasa: Tibet Autonomous Region Government Publishing House, 2006

Coordinates: 28°28′34″N 87°13′01″E / 28.47611°N 87.21694°E / 28.47611; 87.21694