Zoigê County

Zoigê County Overview

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Zoigê County (Tibetan: མཛོད་དགེ་རྫོང་།, Wylie: mdzod dge rdzong, ZYPY: Zoigê Zong; simplified Chinese: 若尔盖县; traditional Chinese: 若爾蓋縣; pinyin: Ruò’ěrgài Xiàn) is a county of Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan, China, bordering Gansu to the north. It is the northernmost county of the province. It is part of the Tibetan traditional region of Amdo.

It has an area of 10,620 km2 (4,100 sq mi) and a population of 69,900, 90.4% of which are Tibetan people.


Zoigê County is found in the easternmost sections of the Tibetan Plateau. The county is primarily a highland basin made up of the Zoigê Marsh between the Min Mountains and Amne Machin. The western border of the county, shared with Maqu County in Gansu, is formed by the first major bend of the Yellow River where it changes course nearly 180 degrees and heads back towards Qinghai.


Zoigê has an alpine subarctic climate (Köppen Dwc), featuring very cold nights even in summertime, and very cold winters with extreme diurnal temperature ranges. Snow can fall any time of the year and usually does not melt until summer due to repeated nightly freezing even when maxima are above 0 °C (32 °F). Therefore, access to Zoigê is heavily restricted during the winter months from late October to early May. Sitting at an altitude of more than 11,000 feet, high-altitude sickness is another common problem for tourists.

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