Tianjun County

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Tianjun County

ᠲᠢᠶᠡᠨ ᠵᠢᠶᠦ᠋ᠨ ᠰᠢᠶᠠᠠ· ཐེམ་ཆེན་རྫོང་།
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Location of Tianjun County (red) within Haixi Prefecture (yellow) and Qinghai
Country People's Republic of China
Province Qinghai
Autonomous prefecture Haixi
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)

Tianjun County is a county of Qinghai Province, China, bordering Gansu Province to the north. It is under the administration of the Haixi Mongol and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. The county seat in Xinyuan Town ( 新源镇 ).


The county is served by the Qinghai–Tibet Railway; its Tianjun railway station is located near the county seat, Xinyuan Town.

Large coalfields are worked near Muli Town ( 木里镇 ) in the northern part of the county, at the elevation around 4,000 m above the sea level. [1] The Muli coal fields are connected with the Ha'ergai railway station on the Qinghai–Tibet Railway by a 195 km (121 mi) long branch railway, whose two sections are known as the Chada'er Railway ( 柴达尔铁路 ) and the Cha-Mu Railway ( 柴木铁路 ).

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Coordinates: 37°55′N98°39′E / 37.917°N 98.650°E / 37.917; 98.650