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Daocheng County

Daocheng County
稻城县 · འདབ་པ་
County
Daocheng County is located in Sichuan
Daocheng County
Daocheng County
Location of in Sichuan
Coordinates:
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Autonomous prefecture Garzê
Township-level divisions 2 towns
12 townships
County seat Jinzhu (金珠镇)
Area
 • Total 7,323 km2 (2,827 sq mi)
Elevation 3,753 m (12,313 ft)
Population (2006) 30,000
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Daocheng County or Dapba in Tibetan (Tibetan: འདབ་པ་རྫོང།, ZYPY: Dabba Zong; Chinese: 稻城县; pinyin: Dàochéng Xiàn), historically Daoba (simplified Chinese: 稻坝; traditional Chinese: 稻壩; pinyin: Dàobà), is a county of western Sichuan Province, China, located in the eastern Hengduan Mountains. It is under the administration of the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture with an overwhelmingly Tibetan population. Its latitude ranges from 27° 58' to 29° 30' N and longitude 99° 56' to 100° 36', and reaches 174 kilometres (108 mi) in north-south extent and 63 km (39 mi) in east-west width, with elevations ranging from 2,000 to 6,032 m (6,562 to 19,790 ft).

History

The explorer Joseph Rock departed from Lijiang in 1928 and visited Daocheng.[1]

After the fall of Qing Dynasty, Xiangcheng and Daocheng fell into chaos. Daocheng was controlled by local chiefs (Chinese: 土头, pinyin: tǔtóu) centered in Daoba and the Kongkaling (Chinese: 贡嘎岭, pinyin: Gònggālĭng) region from 1930s to 1950s.[2]

References

  1. ^ http://news.xinhuanet.com/travel/2013-10/07/c_125473404.htm
  2. ^ "乡城、稻城土头统治的由来及其嬗变" by 秦和平

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