Tongren County (Tibetan: ཐུང་རེན་རྫོང་, Wylie: thung ren rdzong; Chinese: 同仁县; pinyin: Tóngrén Xiàn) known to Tibetans as Rebgong (Standard Tibetan: རེབ་གོང་, or Standard Tibetan: རེབ་ཀོང་, རེབ་སྐོང་) in the region previously known as Amdo is the capital and second smallest administrative subdivision by area within Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province, China. The county has an area of 3465 square kilometers and a population of ~80,000 (2002), 75% Tibetan. The economy of the county includes agriculture and aluminum mining.
The county has a number of Tibetan Buddhist temples, including the large and significant Longwu Temple of the Gelupa (Yellow Hat) sect. It is known as a center of Tibetan thangka painting. Rebkong arts where named to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009.
In October, 2010 there were reports of large demonstrations in Tongren by Tibetan students who reportedly shouted the slogans, “equality of ethnic groups” and “freedom of language." 
Demographics and languages
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- A Century in Rebkong, Amdo, an Amdo primer
- Video about Tongren - the city of Tongren and its most important monasteries with famous Buddhist art schools for Thangka painting
- Travel Videos from mickspatz at www.spatz-darmstadt.de - travel videos about Buddhist Monasteries and Tibetan Art of the Tongren-Rebkong valley and Xiahe
- Videos about a great festival in Tongren-Rebkong, July 2006 By Italian writer Mario Biondi, in Italian
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