Geographical location

Dagyab county is located in Kham province in the south-eastern part of the Tibetan Autonomous Region. It is divided into two areas: Magoen in the east and Bugoen in the west. It extends over an area measuring approximately 80 km by 140 km between Chamdo and Bathang and sits at an elevation ranging from 3142m to 4180m above sea level.


The population consists of about 46,000 of which 80% are farmers and 20% nomads. The river La-Chu flows through the center of Dagyab and through Yunnan province to join the mighty Mekong river all the way to the South China Sea. Because of road conditions in the villages of Dagyab, horses are an indispensable means of transportation until today.


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