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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.

Sênggê Zangbo
Native nameསེང་གེ་ཁ་འབབ།
RegionNgari Prefecture
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationGêgyai County, Tibet, China
 ⁃ coordinates31°18′44″N 81°48′42″E / 31.31222°N 81.81167°E / 31.31222; 81.81167
 ⁃ elevation5,469.8 m (17,946 ft)
Length430 km (270 mi)
Basin features
River systemIndus 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