Raka, Tibet

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Raka is located in Tibet
Location within Tibet
Coordinates: 29°25′7″N 85°47′47″E / 29.41861°N 85.79639°E / 29.41861; 85.79639
Country People's Republic of China
Region Tibet
Prefecture Shigatse Prefecture
County Saga County
Township Danga
Elevation 5,565 m (18,258 ft)
 • Major Nationalities Tibetan
 • Regional dialect Tibetan language
Time zone +8

Raka is a village in Danga Township in Saga County in the Shigatse Prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It lies along the G219 road near the junction with the northern heading S206 road on the road to Qierexiang, roughly 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of Saga at an altitude of 5,565 metres (18,258 ft).[1] Historically it lay in the province of Tsang.[2] Raka is very well connected, connected by provincial highway 206 to Coqen in the north, Saga in the southwest and Lhatse, Shigatse and Lhasa to the east.[3] Several kilometres to the east is the village of Kyêrdo.[4] An "enormous tributary" called the Raka Tsanpo flows nearby and the saline lake of Raka Lake is also located in the vicinity.[5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Maps (Map). Google Maps. 
  2. ^ Sandberg, Graham (1906). Tibet and the Tibetans. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. p. 80. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Hessberg, Andreas von; Schulze, Waltraud (February 2012). Tibet. Trescher Verlag. p. 171. ISBN 978-3-89794-209-7. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Bing Maps (Map). Microsoft and Harris Corporation Earthstar Geographics LLC. 
  5. ^ Holdich, Thomas Hungerford (1 December 1996). Tibet the Mysterious. Asian Educational Services. p. 234. ISBN 978-81-206-1146-7. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Zheng, Mianping (1997). An Introduction to Saline Lakes on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Springer. p. 3. ISBN 978-0-7923-4098-0. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 

Coordinates: 29°25′7″N 85°47′47″E / 29.41861°N 85.79639°E / 29.41861; 85.79639