Daocheng County

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Daocheng County
稻城县 · འདབ་པ་
Daocheng is located in Sichuan
Location of in Sichuan
Coordinates: 28°46′N 100°19′E / 28.767°N 100.317°E / 28.767; 100.317
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous prefectureGarzê
Township-level divisions2 towns
12 townships
County seatJinzhu
 • Total7,323 km2 (2,827 sq mi)
Elevation3,753 m (12,313 ft)
Population (2006)30,000
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Daocheng County or Dapba in Tibetan (Tibetan: འདབ་པ་རྫོང།, ZYPY: Dabba Zong; simplified Chinese: 稻城县; traditional Chinese: 稻城縣; pinyin: Dàochéng Xiàn), historically Daoba (稻坝; 稻壩; Dàobà), is a county of western Sichuan Province, China, located in the eastern Hengduan Mountains. It is under the administration of the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture with an overwhelmingly Tibetan population. Its latitude ranges from 27° 58' to 29° 30' N and longitude 99° 56' to 100° 36', and reaches 174 kilometres (108 mi) in north-south extent and 63 km (39 mi) in east-west width, with elevations ranging from 2,000 to 6,032 m (6,562 to 19,790 ft).


The explorer Joseph Rock departed from Lijiang in 1928 and visited Daocheng.[1]

After the fall of Qing Dynasty, Xiangcheng and Daocheng fell into chaos. Daocheng was controlled by local chiefs (土头,; tǔtóu) centered in Daoba and the Kongkaling (贡嘎岭,; Gònggālĭng) region from 1930s to 1950s.[2]




  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-10. Retrieved 2014-05-31.
  2. ^ "乡城、稻城土头统治的由来及其嬗变" by 秦和平

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