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Li County, Sichuan

Li County
理县 · ལིས་རྫོང་།
Li County (red) in Ngawa Prefecture (yellow) and Sichuan province
Li County (red) in Ngawa Prefecture (yellow) and Sichuan province
Lixian is located in Sichuan
Location of the seat in Sichuan
Coordinates: 31°25′N 103°10′E / 31.417°N 103.167°E / 31.417; 103.167
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Autonomous prefecture Ngawa
 • Total 4,318 km2 (1,667 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Total 42,494
 • Density 9.8/km2 (25/sq mi)
 • Major nationalities Tibetan - 47.99%
Qiang - 31.95%
Han - 19.49%
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)

Li County or Lixian (simplified Chinese: 理县; traditional Chinese: 理縣; pinyin: Lǐ Xiàn; Tibetan: ལིས་རྫོང་།Wylie: lis rdzong, ZYPY: Li Zong; Qiang: pauɕuq) is a county in Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, China. China National Highway G317 and the Zagunao River run through the whole territory.[1]

On May 12, 2008, the area was affected by the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.



Li County is located from 30°54′43″N 102°32′46″E / 30.91194°N 102.54611°E / 30.91194; 102.54611 (30.911944°, 102.546111°) to 31°12′12″N 103°30′30″E / 31.20333°N 103.50833°E / 31.20333; 103.50833 (31.203333°, 103.508333°).[1]


The county had a population of 42,494 in 1999.[2]



  1. ^ a b Archived 2008-05-01 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ (in English) National Population Statistics Materials by County and City - 1999 Period, in China County & City Population 1999, Harvard China Historical GIS

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