Banma County

Banma County

班玛县 · པདམ་རྫོངས།
Nickname(s): 
Pema (པདམ། )
Banma is located in Qinghai
Banma
Banma
Coordinates: 32°56′05″N 100°44′09″E / 32.93472°N 100.73583°E / 32.93472; 100.73583Coordinates: 32°56′05″N 100°44′09″E / 32.93472°N 100.73583°E / 32.93472; 100.73583
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceQinghai
Autonomous prefectureGolog
Area
 • Total6,376 km2 (2,462 sq mi)
Population
 • Total19,000
 • Density3.0/km2 (7.7/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Banma County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese斑马县
Traditional Chinese班瑪縣
Tibetan name
Tibetanཔདམ་རྫོངས།

Banma County is a county of Qinghai Province, China. It is under the administration of Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. The Red Army of the Chinese Communist Party passed through Banma in 1936 during the Long March.[1] The seat of Baima county is in Sailaitang Town (赛来塘镇).[1]

It is home to Bennak, a Nyingma monastery of the Pelyul tradition, founded in 1824, which was visited by noted female teacher Sera Khandro.[2] A 1992 work indicates that the 22 monasteries in the county are predominantly Nyingma.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.qh.xinhuanet.com/banma/bmjj.htm
  2. ^ "Bennak". The Treasury of Lives. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  3. ^ "pad+ma rdzong". Buddhist Digital Resource Center. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  4. ^ "mgo log lo rgyus deb ther". Buddhist Digital Resource Center. Retrieved 2018-10-02.