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Nam Co

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Nam Tso

(both: näm tsō), salt lake, 950 sq mi (2,461 sq km), central Tibet, SW China. The largest lake in Tibet, it lies at an altitude of 15,180 ft (4,627 m).

Nam Co

, Nam Tso
a salt lake in SW China, in SE Tibet at an altitude of 4629 m (15 186 ft.). Area: about 1800 sq. km (700 sq. miles)
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Chinese border guards shot and killed Buddhist nun Kelsang Namtso at the Nangpa La Pass between Tibet and Nepal on September 30, 2006.
The June 22 petition, sent to three central government offices and the Tibet Autonomous Region government, led to the cancellation of Beijing Sports University teacher Zhang Jian's plan to swim across Namtso Lake, some 100 kilometers north of Lhasa, according to the Tibet Information Network.
Also in 2004, Tibetan and Chinese intellectuals successfully petitioned to stop Han Chinese sportsman Zhang Jian from swimming across Lake Namtso in the TAR, a lake believed by many Tibetan Buddhists to be sacred.