Sênggê Zangbo

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Sênggê Zangbo (སེང་གེ་ཁ་འབབ།)
Country China
State Tibet
Region Ngari Prefecture
Part of Indus River
 - location Gêgyai County, Tibet, China
 - elevation 5,469.8 m (17,946 ft)
 - coordinates 31°18′44″N 81°48′42″E / 31.31222°N 81.81167°E / 31.31222; 81.81167
Length 430 km (267 mi)

Sênggê Zangbo, Sênggê River (Tibetan: སེང་གེ་ཁ་འབབ།Wylie: seng ge gtsang po; Chinese: 獅泉河; pinyin: Shīquán Hé, meaning "Lion Fountain") is the name of the Indus river in Tibetan.[1][2] It flows through the Ngari Prefecture in Tibet Autonomous Region, China. The capital city of Ngari, Shiquanhe, is also called Sênggêzangbo after the river.

The source of Sênggê Zangbo is within Gêgyai County, Ngari Prefecture, not far from the Mount Kailash.[3] The river drains an area of 27,450 km2, and covers a length of 430 km. Main tributaries include Gar Tsangpo.


  1. ^ The New Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, 1987, p. 241, ISBN 978-0-85229-443-7 
  2. ^ An, Caidan (2003), Tibet China: Travel Guide, 五洲传播出版社, pp. 8–, ISBN 978-7-5085-0374-5 
  3. ^ Sering, Senge (April 2010), "China builds dam on Indus near Ladakh" (PDF), Journal of Defence Studies, 4 (2): 136–139 

Coordinates: 32°29′N 79°41′E / 32.483°N 79.683°E / 32.483; 79.683