囊谦县 · ནང་ཆེན་རྫོང་།
Location of Nangqên County (red) within Yushu Prefecture (yellow) and Qinghai
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Nangqên County, or Nangchen (Tibetan: ནང་ཆེན་རྫོང་།, Wylie: nang chen rdzong, ZYPY: Nangqên Zong) or Nangqian County (simplified Chinese: 囊谦县; traditional Chinese: 囊謙縣; pinyin: Nángqiān Xiàn), is a county of the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and is the southernmost county-level division of Qinghai province, China, bordering the Tibet Autonomous Region to the south. 
The county seat is Xangda (shor mda’ / Template:Zh-Latn 香达镇), built in a side valley and on the right bank of the Dza Chu (upper reaches of the Mekong). In 2000, the county's population amounted to 57,387 people, inhabiting a surface of 11,539 km2 (4,455 sq mi).
The county's name is derived from the former king (nang chen rgyal po) and kingdom of Nangchen, a tribal confederation that adhered to the Chinese government of Gansu (after 1928 to newly established Qinghai province), but was highly autonomous. The present-day's county comprises the core area of that kingdom.
Nangqên is divided into one town and 9 townships:
- Xiangda Town (香达镇)
- Niangla Township (娘拉乡)
- Maozhuang Township (毛庄乡)
- Juela Township (觉拉乡)
- Zhexiao Township (着晓乡)
- Dongba Township (东坝乡)
- Jinisai Township (吉尼赛乡)
- Jizha Township (癿扎乡)
- Jiequ Township (吉曲乡)
- Gayong Township (尕涌乡)
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