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Gabde དགའ་བདེ། county, Tibet

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Gabde དགའ་བདེ། county


Gabde county lies in Central Golok to the south of the Amnye Machen range and within the bend of the Ma chu རྨ་ཆུ་ ( Yellow River). It is an important breeding area for the Black-necked crane,Tibetan name, khrung khrung ཁྲུང་ཁྲུང་།,Grus nigricollis.

The county capital is located at Bakchen on the Shi ke chu, a southeast flowing tributary of the Ma chu རྨ་ཆུ་ ( Yellow River).There are 7 monasteries within the county, including some representing the rare Jonangpa school.

Area: 6.554 sq km.

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Taken on September 26, 2009