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see XigazêXigazê
or Shigatse
, town, S central Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It is in the center of a small, heavily populated alluvial plain near the Yarlung Zangbo (Brahmaputra) River.
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(also Jihk’atse), a city in China, in the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Situated in the valley of the Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) River, at an elevation of more than 3,800 m. Population, approximately 20,000. Shigatse, a highway junction, is the center of a fanning region. The city’s cottage industries produce pottery and textiles.

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Once China brings its rail network up to Shigatse and then Kyirong in Tibet, it should be easy to extend it to Nepal.
China is already working to extend it to Chinese city Shigatse and then Kyirong in Tibet, which is about 75 kilometers from Kathmandu.
Already China has plans to extend its Lhasa - Shigatse (small town near the Indian border in Sikkim) line up to Yadong, situated at the mouth of the Chumbi valley.
These forage crops were harvested at a maturity of pod bearing period, heading period and heading period, respectively and ensiled on September 28th, 2013 at Shigatse Grassland Station (Tibet, China: N 29[degrees]16', E 88[degrees]51', elevation 3,836 meters, annual mean temperature 6.
S OON AFTER the 10th Panchen Lama passed away in Shigatse in January 1989, the Dalai Lama started performing pujas in order to locate the genuine reincarnation of the diseased Panchen Lama, the second most important figure in Tibetan Buddhism.
After the Lhasa-shigatse road was developed shigatse has become a strategic communication hub as it connects the roads from north, South, West and East increasing PLA's logistics and mobility to Indian border.
NOC spokesperson Deepak Baral told Xinhua on the spot "Though we planned to send 12 empty tankers today, only four have been sent owing to heavy snowfall in the Chinese side which has obstructed the highway, creating difficulty for fuel transportation from Shigatse to Jilong".
Moving on to Shigatse, Tibet's second-most important city, she marveled at the vestiges of the once grand architecture of the Tashilhunpo Monastery, which was partially destroyed by the Chinese.
For the most part tourism in Tibet Is restricted to the relatively well travelled route between Lhasa and Kathmandu, a long stretch of main road that features the turquoise lake of Yamdrok Tso, the plateau towns of Gyantse, Shigatse and Lao Tlngrl, before it ascends to the Tibetan Everest Base camp at 5,180 metres (17,000ft) and then drops into Nepal via Zhangmu at 2,775 metres (9,100ft).
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Today's aftershock was felt strongly in Zhangmu town of Shigatse city," the official who gave his name as Chen told AFP.