Nagqu Prefecture

Nagqu Prefecture
Nagqu Prefecture in Tibet Autonomous Region

Nagqu Prefecture (also Naqu or Nagchu); Tibetan: ནག་ཆུ་ས་ཁུལ་; Wylie: Nag-chu Sa-khul; simplified Chinese: 那曲地区; pinyin: Nàqū Dìqū) is the largest prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region.[1] Nagqu has a total area of 450,537 km². The prefecture is divided into 11 different counties and Nagchu County contains the capital of Nagqu.

Nagqu is expected to have the world's highest altitude airport by 2011 at 4,436 meters above sea level. It will be named Nagqu Dagring Airport[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.[1]


Administrative divisions

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# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Tibetan Wylie Population (2003 est.) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Nagqu County 那曲县 Nàqū Xiàn ནག་ཆུ་རྫོང་ nag chu rdzong 80,000 16,195 5
2 Lhari County 嘉黎县 Jiālí Xiàn ལྷ་རི་རྫོང་ lha ri rdzong 20,000 13,056 2
3 Biru County 比如县 Bǐrú Xiàn འབྲི་རུ་རྫོང་ 'bri ru rdzong 40,000 11,680 3
4 Nyainrong County 聂荣县 Nièróng Xiàn གཉན་རོང་རྫོང་ gnyan rong rdzong 30,000 9,017 3
5 Amdo County 安多县 Ānduō Xiàn ཨ་མདོ་རྫོང་ a mdo rdzong 30,000 43,411 1
6 Xainza County 申扎县 Shēnzhā Xiàn ཤན་རྩ་རྫོང་ shan rtsa rdzong 20,000 25,546 1
7 Sog County 索县 Suǒ Xiàn སོག་རྫོང་ sog rdzong 30,000 5,744 5
8 Baingoin County 班戈县 Bāngē Xiàn དཔལ་མགོན་རྫོང་ dpal mgon rdzong 30,000 28,383 1
9 Baqên County 巴青县 Bāqīng Xiàn སྦྲ་ཆེན་རྫོང་ sbra chen rdzong 40,000 10,326 4
10 Nyima County 尼玛县 Nímǎ Xiàn ཉི་མ་རྫོང་ nyi ma rdzong 20,000 72,499 0
11 Shuanghu Special District 双湖特别区 Shuānghú Tèbié Qū མཚོ་གཉིས་དོན་གཅོད་ཁྲུའུ་ mtsho gnyis don gcod khru'u 10,000 116,637 0

References

Coordinates: 31°30′N 92°00′E / 31.5°N 92°E / 31.5; 92



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