Hongyuan County

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Hongyuan County
Skyline of Hongyuan County
Location of Hongyuan County (red) in Ngawa Prefecture (yellow) and Sichuan
Location of Hongyuan County (red) in Ngawa Prefecture (yellow) and Sichuan
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous prefectureNgawa
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Hongyuan County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese红原县
Traditional Chinese紅原縣
Tibetan name
Tibetan རྐ་ཁོག་རྫོང་།

Khyungchu (Hongyuan) County (Tibetan: སྐ་ཆུ་རྫོང་། or སྐ་ཁོག་རྫོང་།; Chinese: 红原县) is a county in the north of Sichuan Province, China. It is under the administration of the Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. There is a river called Kachu (སྐ་ཆུ།) in the area and khok means "valley" or "area"; thus it means the area of the Kachu River.[1]

This is the only county under the Prefecture with entirely yak herding pastoralists. The average altitude above the sea level is 3,600 m (11,800 ft). About 8,398 square meter and about 40,000 people reside (2004) mostly Amdo Tibetan. The language is spoken is also Amdo Tibetan. The county seat is Khyunchu Town.

Southwest University for Nationalities maintains the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau Ecological Environmental Protection and Advanced Technology for Animal Husbandry in Hongyuan County.[2]



  1. ^ "Kakhok | Shanti Knowledge Maps". mandala.shanti.virginia.edu. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  2. ^ "About Us." Southwest University for Nationalities. Retrieved on November 16, 2015.
  3. ^ 中国地面气候标准值月值(1981-2010) (in Chinese). China Meteorological Data Service Center. Retrieved 20 October 2018.

Coordinates: 32°52′35″N 102°32′24″E / 32.87639°N 102.54000°E / 32.87639; 102.54000