Dawu County, Sichuan

Dawu County
道孚县 · རྟའུ་རྫོང
Location in Sichuan
Coordinates: 30°59′N 101°08′E / 30.983°N 101.133°E / 30.983; 101.133
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Autonomous prefecture Garzê
Township-level divisions 2 towns
20 townships
County seat Xianshui (鲜水镇)
  Total 7,546 km2 (2,914 sq mi)
Elevation 2,992 m (9,816 ft)
Population (2001)
  Total 46,900
  Density 6.2/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Dawu County, Sichuan
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 道孚县
Traditional Chinese 道孚縣
Tibetan name
Tibetan རྟའུ་རྫོང

Dawu County (Tibetan: རྟའུ་རྫོང་། ), also written Tawu County or Daofu County (Chinese: 道孚县), is a county of northwestern Sichuan Province, China. It is under the administration of the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, and as of 2001, had a population of 46,900 residing in an area of 7,546 square kilometres (2,914 sq mi). By road it is 219 km (136 mi) from Kangding, the prefectural seat, and 585 km (364 mi) from Chengdu, the provincial capital. It borders the counties of Xinlong to the west, Kangding and Yajiang to the south, and Jinchuan and Zamtang of Ngawa Prefecture as well as Luhuo to the north.

In January 1981 it was struck by an earthquake.


See this link for a book-length study of a Tibetan village in Dawu County:

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