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Location of Yadong County within Tibet
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Dromo County or Chomo (Tibetan: གྲོ་མོ་རྫོང༌།, Wylie: gro-mo rdzong) or Yadong County (simplified Chinese: 亚东; traditional Chinese: 亞東; pinyin: Yàdōng; Wade–Giles: Ya-tung) is a frontier county and trade-market of Tibet, situated in the mouth of the Chumbi valley near the Indian frontier. It lies in the middle part of Himalayas and the south of Tibet Autonomous Region, covering about 4,306 square kilometers with a population of 10,000.
The famous local specialities are Dromo fish, barley wine and others. The main tourist sites of Dromo are Donggar Monastery, Garju Monastery and Kangbu Hotspring. Yadong is connected to the Indian state of Sikkim via the Nathula Pass.
According to the Convention of 1890–93, the market at Dromo was opened to India, and the conduct of the Tibetans in building a wall across the road between Yadong and Lhasa was reported to be one of the incidents that led up to the British invasion of Tibet in 1904. According to the treaty of that year, a British trade-agent was to be stationed at Yadong.
Towns and townships
- Xarsingma Town (ཤར་གསིང་མ་, 下司马镇)
- Pagri Town (ཕག་རི་, 帕里镇)
- Gêrru Township (སྒེར་རུ་, 吉汝乡)
- Gambu Township (ཁམ་བུ་, 康布乡)
- Rübunggang Township (རུད་སྲུངས་སྒང་, 上亚东乡)
- Düna Township (དུད་སྣ་, 堆纳乡)
- Down Dromo Township (གྲོ་མོ་སྨད་, 下亚东乡)
- Buckley,Michael and Strauss, Robert. Tibet: a travel survival kit, p. 163. (1986) Lonely Planet Publications, Victoria, Australia. ISBN 0-908086-88-1.
- One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Yatung". Encyclopædia Britannica 28 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 908.
- Extension plans. Retrieved June 28, 2006