Sêrxü County

Sêrxü County

石渠县 · སེར་ཤུལ་རྫོང་།
Location of Sêrxü County (red) within Garzê Prefecture (yellow) and Sichuan
Location of Sêrxü County (red) within Garzê Prefecture (yellow) and Sichuan
Sêrxü is located in Sichuan
Location of the seat in Sichuan
Coordinates: 32°58′44″N98°06′10″E / 32.9790°N 98.1029°E / 32.9790; 98.1029Coordinates: 32°58′44″N98°06′10″E / 32.9790°N 98.1029°E / 32.9790; 98.1029
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Autonomous prefecture Garzê
 • Total 24,944 km2 (9,631 sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Sêrxü County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 石渠县
Traditional Chinese 石渠縣
Tibetan name
Tibetan སེར་ཤུལ་རྫོང་།

Sêrxü County (Tibetan: སེར་ཤུལ་རྫོང་།; Chinese: 石渠县), also known as Sershul, Dzachuka, Serxu, or Shiqu is a county of the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in the northwest of Sichuan Province, China, bordering Qinghai to the west and the Tibet Autonomous Region to the southwest.

Geography [ edit ]

Aerial view of Serxu County.

Serxu (sershul) County is situated at the northwest corner of Sichuan province, and is also the westernmost county-level division of the province. It is above 25,000 km² et and mainly covered by grasslands. Average level above sea is 4,200 m.

It has an area of over 25,000 square kilometers and is predominantly covered by grasslands used for nomadic herding. The population is around 68,000, 96% of whom are ethnic Tibetan.

By the end of 1997, there was an estimated livestock population of 581,470. These were mainly yaks, sheep, goats, and horses, but there was a small number of pigs. The human population of Shiqu County was approximately 63,400, 96.8% of which were ethnic Tibetans. There were 49,100 herdsmen, representing 77.6% of the population.

Sershul District villages include: Ariksar, Bumser, Changma, Dezhongma, Dzagyel, Geming, Gotsa, Junyung, Jowo, Kabshi, Kilung, Kyewu, Sershul Gompa, Serxu Dzong, Shaksa, Tromsa Genma, Tseboum Soumdo, Tsemkhog, Ombo and Wathul.

Sershul District has several monasteries, including : Ju Mohar, Sershul Monastery, Bumser Gonpo, Ariksar, Dzagyel, Changma, Trikar, Kabshi and Jowo.

Demography [ edit ]

The population of the district was 62,408 inhabitants in 1999.[1]

There are about 52,660 nomads in the district, i.e. 77,6% of the population.

Climate [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ (in English) National Population Statistics Materials by County and City - 1999 Period, in China County & City Population 1999, Harvard China Historical GIS

External links [ edit ]

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