Luding County

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Luding County
泸定县 · ལྕགས་ཟམ་རྫོང་།
County
Luding Bridge crossing the Dadu River
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°55′12″N 102°15′0″E / 29.92000°N 102.25000°E / 29.92000; 102.25000Coordinates: 29°55′12″N 102°15′0″E / 29.92000°N 102.25000°E / 29.92000; 102.25000
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Prefecture-level city Garzê
County seat Luqiao Town (泸桥镇)
Area
 • Total 2,165 km2 (836 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 80,000
 • Density 37/km2 (96/sq mi)
 • Major nationalities Han - 84.86%
Tibetan - 10.06%
Yi - 4.4%
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 626100
Area code(s) 0836
Website www.luding.gov.cn

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 a part of the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in the Chinese Province of Sichuan. 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.

Administrative divisions

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)

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%

Transport

Climate

External links

  • Official Website (Chinese)
  • Website (Chinese)
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