Lhatse County

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Lhazê County

拉孜县ལྷ་རྩེ་རྫོང་།
Old Lhatse Monastery
Old Lhatse Monastery
Location of Lhatse County (red) within Xigazê City (yellow) and Tibet
Location of Lhatse County (red) within Xigazê City (yellow) and Tibet
Lhatse is located in Tibet
Lhatse
Lhatse
Location of the seat in Tibet
Coordinates: 29°11′15″N 88°05′34″E / 29.18750°N 88.09278°E / 29.18750; 88.09278Coordinates: 29°11′15″N 88°05′34″E / 29.18750°N 88.09278°E / 29.18750; 88.09278
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionTibet
Prefecture-level cityXigazê
SeatLhatse
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Lhatse County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese拉孜县
Traditional Chinese拉孜縣
Tibetan name
Tibetanལྷ་རྩེ་རྫོང་།

Lhatse County is a county of Xigazê in the Tibet Autonomous Region. It was established in 1959, with Lhatse Town as the county seat. In 1968, Quxia Town became the county seat.[1]

Lhatse County, has a population of some 50,000 and is about 200 kilometers from Mount Everest (or Chomolungma). It is among the most impoverished counties in China.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lhatse, Lhatse County – Lhatse Trip". China Travel Blogs – Tour-Beijing.com. 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2013-10-20.
  2. ^ "Move to hospital deliveries saves mothers, infants in Tibet." Xinhua Writers Bai Xu and Hu Xing. 25 Feb. 2009