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Tingri County or Dhringgri County (Tibetan: དིང་རི་རྫོང་།Wylie: ding ri rdzong, ZYPY: Tingri Zong; Chinese: 定日县; pinyin: Dìngrì Xiàn), is a county under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Xigazê in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

Tingri County

定日县དིང་རི་རྫོང་།
Riding a dzo. Tingri, Tibet Autonomous Region. 1993.jpg
Location of Tingri County (red) within Xigazê City (yellow) and the Tibet Autonomous Region
Location of Tingri County (red) within Xigazê City (yellow) and the Tibet Autonomous Region
Tingri County is located in Tibet
Tingri County
Tingri County
Location of the seat in the Tibet Autonomous Region
Coordinates (Tingri County government, Shelkar): 28°39′32″N 87°07′34″E / 28.659°N 87.126°E / 28.659; 87.126Coordinates: 28°39′32″N 87°07′34″E / 28.659°N 87.126°E / 28.659; 87.126
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionTibet
Prefecture-level cityXigazê
SeatShelkar
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

The county comprises the upper valley of the Bum-chu or Arun River, with the valleys of its tributaries plus the valleys of the Rongshar Tsangpo and the Lapchi Gang Tsanpo which flow south into Nepal. It is bordered on the south by the main range of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest (Tib. Chomolungma), Makalu and Cho Oyu. The present county administration is located at Shelkar, about 87 km (54 mi) east of Tingri (town).[1]

It is one of the four counties that comprise the Qomolangma National Nature Preserve (Tingri, Dinjie, Nyalam, and Kyirong).[2]

Zhangton Chobar, Lamdre practitioner, b. 1053 in Tingri County [3]

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Dampa Sangye, author of the Dingri One Hundred [4][5][6] and founder of Dingri Langkhor [7]
 
Machig Labdrön (1055-1149), student of Padampa Sanggye at Dingri Langkhor [8][7]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Footprint Tibet Handbook with Bhutan, p. 296. 2nd edition (1999). Gyume Dorje. Footprint Handbooks, Bath, England. ISBN 1-900949-33-4.
  2. ^ Department of Forestry, Government of the Tibet Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China, ‘’Report on Protected Lands in the Tibet Autonomous Region’’ Lhasa: Tibet Autonomous Region Government Publishing House, 2006
  3. ^ Gardener, Alexander (2010). "Zhangton Chobar". The Treasury of Lives. Retrieved 2017-07-24.
  4. ^ Sorensen, Michelle (2011). "Padampa Sanggye". The Treasury of Lives. Retrieved 2017-07-24.
  5. ^ "The Tingri Hundred". Tibetological. Retrieved 2017-07-24.
  6. ^ "ding ri glang 'khor". Rangjung Yeshe Wiki - Dharma Dictionnary. 2005. Retrieved 2017-07-24.
  7. ^ a b "Dingri Langkhor". The Treasury of Lives. Retrieved 2017-07-24.
  8. ^ Sorenson, Michelle (2010). "Machik Labdron". The Treasury of Lives. Retrieved 2017-07-24.