Ngawa (Aba), 阿坝镇, SiChuan province

Ngawa, also known as Aba town, 阿坝镇 is the seat of Ngawa (Aba) County, within the Ngawa (Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in north-western SiChuan. It is located on the Tibetan plateau at an elevation of 3,200 metres. The city is about 250 km from Ma'ErKang and 160 km from HongYuan.

Ngawa (Aba) County has 70,000 inhabitants, about 8,000 of them Tibetan monks while the city itself has about 20,000 people. There are 37 monasteries in the area, two of the largest within the city. There are grasslands and forested valleys to the south.

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