Dêgê County

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Dêgê County

德格县
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Location of Dêgê County (red) within Garzê Prefecture (yellow) and Sichuan province
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Dêgê
Location of the seat in Sichuan
Coordinates: 31°48′22″N98°34′51″E / 31.8061°N 98.5809°E / 31.8061; 98.5809 Coordinates: 31°48′22″N98°34′51″E / 31.8061°N 98.5809°E / 31.8061; 98.5809
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Autonomous prefecture Garzê
Seat Derge
Area
  Total11,025 km2 (4,257 sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)

Dêgê County (Tibetan : སྡེ་དགེ་རྫོང, Wylie : sde dge rdzong, THL : derge dzong, ZYPY : Dêgê Zong; simplified Chinese :德格县; traditional Chinese :德格縣; pinyin :Dégé xiàn) was formerly one of the Kham region's five independent kingdoms - the Kingdom of Derge - and is now administered as a county in Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in far northwestern Sichuan province, China, bordering the Tibet Autonomous Region to the west. Its county seat is the town of Derge.

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