Zhongba County

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Zhongba County
Zhongba Zong
Place of Gaur
County
Tibetan transcription(s)
 • Tibetan འབྲོང་པ་རྫོང༌།
 • official transcription (PRC) Zhongba Zong
Chinese transcription(s)
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Location of Zhongba County within Tibet
Location of Zhongba County within Tibet
Coordinates: 29°46′12″N 84°01′53″E / 29.77000°N 84.03139°E / 29.77000; 84.03139Coordinates: 29°46′12″N 84°01′53″E / 29.77000°N 84.03139°E / 29.77000; 84.03139
Country China
Province Tibet
Prefecture-level city Xigazê
Capital Tingche
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 Xigazê Prefecture in China's Tibet Autonomous Region. Located in western Tibet, it is the largest county in the prefecture.

Zhongba County has a population of approximately 18,000 and covers 43,594 square kilometers. It is prone to earthquakes and suffered a large one, 6.8 on the Richter scale, on 30 August 2008. Although the temblor left a 10 km north-south crack at the epicenter located at 31° north and 83.6° east, and houses were damaged and roads blocked by falling rocks, there were no reported injuries. [1] The county is dotted with lakes such as Taruo Lake, Ang Laren Lake and Renqingxiubu Lake.

Borders[edit]

Zhongba County shares the Tibet Autonomous Region'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.

Town and townships[edit]

Transport[edit]

China National Highway 219

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-08/30/content_9739195.htm "Strong Earthquake in Tibet leaves no casualties, but big crack."