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Subject: Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu, Hezuo, Xiahe County, Labrang Monastery
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Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture

Gannan Prefecture
甘南州 · ཀན་ཁུལ།
Autonomous Prefecture
Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
Labrang Monastery, Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
Labrang Monastery, Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
Location of Gannan Prefecture within Gansu
Location of Gannan Prefecture within Gansu
Country People's Republic of China
Province Gansu
Prefecture Seat Hezuo
 • Total 40,898 km2 (15,791 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 689,132
 • Density 17/km2 (44/sq mi)
 • Major Ethnic Groups Tibetan-51.44%
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Gānnán Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Chinese: 甘南藏族自治州; pinyin: Gānnán Zàngzú Zìzhìzhōu; Tibetan: ཀན་ལྷོ་བོད་རིགས་རང་སྐྱོང་ཁུལ་Wylie: Kan-lho Bod-rigs rang-skyong-khul, ZYPY: Gainlho Poirig Ranggyong Kü) is an autonomous prefecture in southern Gansu Province, China. It includes Xiahe and the Labrang Monastery, Luqu, Maqu, and other mostly Tibetan towns and villages. Gannan has an area of 40,898 km2 (15,791 sq mi) and its capital is Hezuo (Zoi). In the first year of the proclamation of Gannan Autonomous District, the district-seat was at the Labrang Town of Sangqu.


  • Population 1
    • Ethnic groups in Gannan, 2000 census 1.1
  • Transport 2
  • Subdivisions 3
  • References 4
  • Further reading 5
  • External links 6


According to the 2010 census, Gannan has 689,132 inhabitants[1] (population density: 17.14 inhabitants per km²).

Ethnic groups in Gannan, 2000 census

Nationality Population Percentage
Tibetan 329,278 51.44%
Han 267,260 41.75%
Hui 41,163 6.43%
Tu 939 0.15%
Dongxiang 258 0.04%
Manchu 257 0.04%
Salar 222 0.03%
Mongols 215 0.03%
Others 514 0.09%


In the prefecture is high-way G213. In 2013, the Gannan Xiahe Airport was opened.


1 county level city, 7 counties.

Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Tibetan Wylie
Tibetan Pinyin
(2010 Census)
Area (km²) Density
Hezuo (Zoi) City 合作市 Hézuò Shì གཙོས་གྲོང་ཁྱེར། gtsos grong khyer
Zoi Chongkyir
90,290 2,670 33.81
Lintan County 临潭县 Líntán Xiàn ལིན་ཐན་རྫོང་། lin than rdzong
Lintain Zong
137,001 1,557 87.99
Jonê County 卓尼县 Zhuóní Xiàn ཅོ་ནེ་རྫོང་། co ne rdzong
Jonê Zong
100,522 5,694 17.65
Zhugqu County 舟曲县 Zhōuqū Xiàn འབྲུག་ཆུ་རྫོང་། 'brug chu rdzong
Kqu Zong
132,108 3,010 43.88
Têwo County 迭部县 Diébù Xiàn ཐེ་བོ་རྫོང་། the bo rdzong
Têwo Zong
52,166 5,108 10.21
Maqu County 玛曲县 Mǎqū Xiàn རྨ་ཆུ་རྫོང་། rma chu rdzong
Maqu Zong
54,745 10,190 6.72
Luqu County 碌曲县 Lùqū Xiàn ཀླུ་ཆུ་རྫོང་། klu chu rdzong
Gluqu Zong
35,630 5,298 6.72
Xiahe (Sangqu) County 夏河县 Xiàhé Xiàn བསང་ཆུ་རྫོང་། bsang chu rdzong
Sangqu Zong
86,670 6,674 12.98


  1. ^ Census 2012

Further reading

  • A. Gruschke: The Cultural Monuments of Tibet’s Outer Provinces: Amdo - Volume 2. The Gansu and Sichuan Parts of Amdo, White Lotus Press, Bangkok 2001. ISBN 974-480-049-6
  • Tsering Shakya: The Dragon in the Land of Snows. A History of Modern Tibet Since 1947, London 1999, ISBN 0-14-019615-3

External links

  • Official website of Gansu Government
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