The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
(or Gyantse), a town in China, in the Autonomous Region of Tibet. It is a road junction and trading center in the valley of the Nyang Chu River. Woolen fabrics and rugs are produced in Gyangtse, and it is the site of a number of monasteries.
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