Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
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Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
Hainan Prefecture
Autonomous prefecture
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Chinese transcription(s)
 o Chinese character ?
 o Hanyu Pinyin H?inán Zàngzú Zìzhìzh?u
Tibetan transcription(s)
 o Tibetan script
 o Wylie mtsho-lho bod-rigs rang-skyong-khul
 o Tibetan pinyin Colho Poirig Ranggyong Kü
Qinghai Lake
Location of Hainan Prefecture in Qinghai
Location of Hainan Prefecture in Qinghai
Country People's Republic of China
Province Qinghai
Prefecture seat Gonghe County (Qabqa)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website http://www.qhhn.gov.cn/

Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture formerly known as Tsolho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture[1] (Chinese: ?; Tibetan: ) is an autonomous prefecture of northeastern Qinghai Province in Western China. The prefecture has an area of 45,895 square kilometres (17,720 sq mi) and its seat is located in Gonghe County. Its name literally means "south of (Qinghai) Lake."


According to the 2000 census, the prefecture has 375,426 inhabitants with a population density of 8.18 inhabitants/km².

The following is a list of ethnic groups in the prefecture, as of the 2000 census.

Ethnicity Population Percentage
Tibetan 235,663 62.77%
Han 105,337 28.06%
Hui 26,152 6.97%
Tu 3,750 1%
Mongol 2.637 0.7%
Salar 1,231 0.33%
Others 656 0.17%


The prefecture is subdivided into 5 county-level divisions (5 counties):

Hainan mcp.png
# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Tibetan Wylie
Tibetan Pinyin
(2010 Census)
Area (km²) Density
1 Gonghe County Gònghé Xiàn gser chen rdzong
Gêrqên Zong
122,966 16,050 7.66
2 Tongde County Tóngdé Xiàn 'ba' rdzong
Pa Zong
64,369 6,494 9.91
3 Guide County Guìdé Xiàn thri ka rdzong
Triga Zong
101,771 3,600 28.26
4 Xinghai County X?ngh?i Xiàn ? brag dkar rdzong
Zhag'gar Zong
76,025 13,158 5.77
5 Guinan County Guìnán Xiàn mang rdzong
Mang Zong
76,560 6,593 11.61

Further reading

  • A. Gruschke: The Cultural Monuments of Tibet's Outer Provinces: Amdo - Volume 1. The Qinghai Part 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

Coordinates: 36°17?N 100°37?E / 36.29°N 100.62°E / 36.29; 100.62

  1. ^ Committee, Canada Tibet. "Canada Tibet Committee | Library | WTN | Archive | Old". www.tibet.ca. Retrieved . 

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