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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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TINGRI TO XIGATSE TO LHASA: Reluctantly we sped past picture-perfect whitewashed villages, barley fields, yak herds, and towering ruins of ancient fortresses.
Difficult, complicated and heterogeneous relations appearing between Tibetans minority and Chinese majority in Lhasa nad Xigatse (the biggest cities in TAR), and Tibetan majority and Chinese minority in countryside, can be described and reflected through the situation of the religious activity of Tibetans, focusing on the phenomenon of pilgrimages and worshipping the mountain Khang Rinpoche.
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