see KangdingKangding
or Kangting
, city (1990 pop. 98,960), W Sichuan prov., China, in the Garze Tibetan Autonomous Region. It is a transportation center on the main road from Chengdu to Lhasa, Tibet.
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(Tatsienlu), a city on the Tatu River in China, in Szechwan Province. Altitude, more than 2, 500 m above sea level.

Kangting is a commercial and transport center on the Szech-wan-Tibetan highway. Transport vehicles and agricultural machinery are produced, wool is washed for market, and asbestosand mica are processed. There is also a cottage industry in silverand iron items.

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