Place of Gaur
|• official transcription (PRC)||Zhongba Zong|
Location of Zhongba County within Tibet
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Zhongba County (Tibetan: འབྲོང་པ་རྫོང༌།, ZYPY: Zhongba Zong; Chinese: 仲巴县; Pinyin: Zhōngbā Xiàn) is a county of the Shigatse Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region. Located in western Tibet, it is the largest county of the prefecture.
Zhongba County has a population of 18,000 and covers 43,594 square kilometers. It is prone to quakes and suffered another large one, 6.8 on the Richter scale on 30 August, 2008. Although it left a 10 km crack in a north-south direction at the epicenter located at 31° north and 83.6° east, houses were damaged and roads blocked by falling rocks, no one has been reported as injured.  It is heavily populated with lakes such as Taruo Lake, Ang Laren Lake and Renqingxiubu Lake.
Zhongba County has the TAR's southern border with most of western Nepal's Karnali and Dhaulagiri Zones with a border crossing into Mustang District leading through the former Lo Kingdom to its historic capital Lo Manthang.
- http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-08/30/content_9739195.htm "Strong Earthquake in Tibet leaves no casualties, but big crack."
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