Nagqu

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Nagqu
那曲市ནག་ཆུ་གྲོང་ཁྱེར།
Prefecture-level city
Nagqu Railway Station
Nagqu Railway Station
prefecture (orange) in Tibet (light-orange)
prefecture (orange) in Tibet (light-orange)
Country China
Province Tibet
City seat Seni District
Area
 • Total 450,537 km2 (173,953 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 462,382
 • Density 1.0/km2 (2.7/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website Nagqu(Nagchu/Naqu) Prefecture Government
Nagqu
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 那曲
Traditional Chinese 那曲
Hanyu Pinyin Nàqū
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 黑河
Traditional Chinese 黑河
Hanyu Pinyin Hēihé
Tibetan name
Tibetan ནག་ཆུ།

Nagqu (also Naqu or Nagchu; Tibetan: ནག་ཆུ།Wylie: Nag-chu; Chinese: 那曲; literally: "black river") is the largest city in land area of the Tibet Autonomous Region.[1] Nagqu has a total area of 450,537 km2 (173,953 sq mi). The prefecture is divided into 1 district and 10 counties and the city seat of Nagqu Town is located within Seni District.

Nagqu Dagring Airport will be the world's highest altitude airport by 2011 at 4,436 meters above sea level.[2] Nagqu was chosen to host the largest logistics center in the plateau region, which began operations in August 2009. Nagqu is also on the Qinghai-Tibet railway line. It is expected to become the center of an economic hub in the plateau region. Nagqu has a population of 400,000.[3]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Map
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# Name Simplified Chinese Hanyu Pinyin Tibetan Wylie Population (2010 Census) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Seni District 色尼区 Sèní Qū གསེར་རྙེད་ཆུས། gser rnyed chus 108,781 16,195 6.71
2 Lhari County 嘉黎县 Jiālí Xiàn ལྷ་རི་རྫོང་ lha ri rdzong 32,356 13,056 2.47
3 Biru County 比如县 Bǐrú Xiàn འབྲི་རུ་རྫོང་ 'bri ru rdzong 60,179 11,680 5.15
4 Nyainrong County 聂荣县 Nièróng Xiàn གཉན་རོང་རྫོང་ gnyan rong rdzong 32,376 9,017 3.59
5 Amdo County 安多县 Ānduō Xiàn ཨ་མདོ་རྫོང་ a mdo rdzong 37,802 43,411 0.87
6 Xainza County 申扎县 Shēnzhā Xiàn ཤན་རྩ་རྫོང་ shan rtsa rdzong 20,285 25,546 0.79
7 Sog County 索县 Suǒ Xiàn སོག་རྫོང་ sog rdzong 43,621 5,744 7.59
8 Baingoin County 班戈县 Bāngē Xiàn དཔལ་མགོན་རྫོང་ dpal mgon rdzong 36,842 28,383 1.29
9 Baqên County 巴青县 Bāqīng Xiàn སྦྲ་ཆེན་རྫོང་ sbra chen rdzong 48,284 10,326 4.67
10 Nyima County 尼玛县 Nímǎ Xiàn ཉི་མ་རྫོང་ nyi ma rdzong 29,856 72,499 0.41
11 Shuanghu County 双湖县 Shuānghú Xiàn མཚོ་གཉིས་་རྫོང་ mtsho gnyis rdzong 11,999 116,637 0.10

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Travel News, Tips, and Guides - USATODAY.com". USA TODAY. Retrieved 4 October 2017. 
  3. ^ [2][dead link]

Coordinates: 31°30′N 92°00′E / 31.500°N 92.000°E / 31.500; 92.000