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Luding County (simplified Chinese: 泸定县; traditional Chinese: 瀘定縣; pinyin: Lúdìng Xiàn), also known via its Tibetan name as Chagsam or Jagsam Tibetan: ལྕགས་ཟམ་རྫོང་།, Wylie: lcags zam rdzong, ZYPY: Jagsam Zong) is located in the southeast of the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan province, China. Luding County covers an area of 2,165 km2 (836 sq mi) and has a population of approximately 80,000 (at the end of 2004). The census in the year 2000 recorded a population of 77,855.

Luding County

泸定县 · ལྕགས་ཟམ་རྫོང་།
Luding Bridge crossing the Dadu River
Location of Luding County (red) within Garzê Preefecture (yellow) and Sichuan
Location of Luding County (red) within Garzê Preefecture (yellow) and Sichuan
Coordinates: 29°54′50″N 102°14′02″E / 29.914°N 102.234°E / 29.914; 102.234Coordinates: 29°54′50″N 102°14′02″E / 29.914°N 102.234°E / 29.914; 102.234
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceSichuan
Prefecture-level cityGarzê
County seatLuqiao Town (泸桥镇)
Area
 • Total2,165 km2 (836 sq mi)
Population
 (2004)
 • Total80,000
 • Density37/km2 (96/sq mi)
 • Major nationalities
Han - 84.86%
Tibetan - 10.06%
Yi - 4.4%
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
626100
Area code(s)0836
Websitewww.luding.gov.cn

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Administrative divisionsEdit

Luding County contains four towns and eight townships:

  • Luqiao Town (泸桥镇), 19,459 inhabitants (2000), seat of the county government;
  • Lengqi Town (冷碛镇), 8,900 inhabitants (2000);
  • Xinglong Town (兴隆镇), 9,522 inhabitants (2000);
  • Moxi Town (磨西镇), 6,794 inhabitants (2000);
  • Lan'an Township (岚安乡), 2,789 inhabitants (2000);
  • Pengba Township (烹坝乡), 4,156 inhabitants (2000);
  • Tianba Township (田坝乡), 4,124 inhabitants (2000);
  • Chuni Township (杵坭乡), 2,966 inhabitants (2000);
  • Jiajun Township (加郡乡), 3,873 inhabitants (2000);
  • Dewei Township (德威乡), 4,602 inhabitants (2000);
  • Xinxing Township (新兴乡), 4,568 inhabitants (2000);
  • Detuo Township (得妥乡), 6,102 inhabitants (2000)

Ethnic Composition of the Population of Luding County (2000)Edit

A Census in the year 2000 counted 77,855 inhabitants in total.

Ethnic Group Inhabitants Portion
Han 66,066 84.86%
Tibetan 7,834 10.06%
Yi 3,424 4.4%
Mongols 253 0.32%
Others 278 0.36%

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 中国地面气候标准值月值(1981-2010) (in Chinese). China Meteorological Data Service Center. Retrieved 20 October 2018.

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