Luding County

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Luding County
County
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Characters 泸定县
 • Pinyin Lúdìng Xiàn
Luding Bridge crossing the Dadu River
Location in Sichuan
Location in Sichuan
Luding County is located in China
Luding County
Luding County
Location in China
Coordinates: 29°55′12″N 102°15′0″E / 29.92000°N 102.25000°E / 29.92000; 102.25000Coordinates: 29°55′12″N 102°15′0″E / 29.92000°N 102.25000°E / 29.92000; 102.25000
Country China
Province Sichuan
Prefecture Garzê
County seat Luqiao Town (泸桥镇)
Area
 • Total 2,165 km2 (836 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 80,000
 • Density 37/km2 (96/sq mi)
 • Major nationalities Han - 84.86%
Tibetan - 10.06%
Yi - 4.4%
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 626100
Area code(s) 0836
Website http://www.luding.gov.cn

Luding County (Tibetan: ལྕགས་ཟམ།, Chagsam; Chinese: 泸定县; pinyin: Lúdìng Xiàn, Tibetan Jagsamka) is a part of the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in the Chinese Province of Sichuan. Luding County covers an area of 2,165 km² and has a population of approximately 80,000 (at the end of 2004). The census in the year 2000 recorded a population of 77,855.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Luding County contains four towns and eight townships:

  • Luqiao Town (泸桥镇), 19,459 inhabitants (2000), seat of the county government;
  • Lengqi Town (冷碛镇), 8,900 inhabitants (2000);
  • Xinglong Town (兴隆镇), 9,522 inhabitants (2000);
  • Moxi Town (磨西镇), 6,794 inhabitants (2000);
  • Lan'an Township (岚安乡), 2,789 inhabitants (2000);
  • Pengba Township (烹坝乡), 4,156 inhabitants (2000);
  • Tianba Township (田坝乡), 4,124 inhabitants (2000);
  • Chuni Township (杵坭乡), 2,966 inhabitants (2000);
  • Jiajun Township (加郡乡), 3,873 inhabitants (2000);
  • Dewei Township (德威乡), 4,602 inhabitants (2000);
  • Xinxing Township (新兴乡), 4,568 inhabitants (2000);
  • Detuo Township (得妥乡), 6,102 inhabitants (2000)

Ethnic Composition of the Population of Luding County (2000)[edit]

A Census in the year 2000 counted 77,855 inhabitants in total.

Ethnic Group Inhabitants Portion
Han 66,066 84.86%
Tibetan 7,834 10.06%
Yi 3,424 4.4%
Mongols 253 0.32%
Others 278 0.36%

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