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Haibei, Qinghai

Haibei Prefecture
Autonomous prefecture
海北藏族自治州 ·
Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Chinese characters 海北藏族自治州
 • Hanyu Pinyin Hǎiběi Zàngzú Zìzhìzhōu
Tibetan transcription(s)
 • Tibetan script
 • Wylie mtsho-byang bod-rigs rang-skyong-khul
 • Tibetan pinyin Cojang Poirig Ranggyong Kü
Qilian Mountains

Location of Haibei Prefecture in Qinghai
Country People's Republic of China
Province Qinghai
Prefecture seat Haiyan County
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Chinese: 海北藏族自治州; Tibetan: མཚོ་བཡྣང་བོད་རིགས་རང་སྐྱོང་ཁུལ་) is an autonomous prefecture of northeastern Qinghai province, People's Republic of China. The prefecture has an area of 39,354 square kilometres (15,195 sq mi) and its seat is Haiyan County. Its name literally means "north of Qinghai Lake."


According to the 2000 census, Haibei has 258,922 inhabitants with a population density of 6.58 inhabitants/km².

The following is a list of ethnic groups in the prefecture, 2000 census.

Ethnicity Population Percentage
Han 94,841 36.63%
Hui 79,190 30.58%
Tibetan 62,520 24.15%
Mongol 13,087 5.05%
Tu 7,806 3.01%
Salar 901 0.35%
Others 577 0.23%


The prefecture is subdivided into 4 county-level divisions: 3 counties and 1autonomous county:

# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Tibetan Wylie Population
(2003 est.)
Area (km²) Density
1 Haiyan County 海晏县 Hǎiyàn Xiàn ha'e yan rdzong 30,000 4,348 7
2 Qilian County 祁连县 Qílián Xiàn chi len rdzong 50,000 15,610 3
3 Gangca County 刚察县 Gāngchá Xiàn rkang tsha rdzong 40,000 12,500 3
4 Menyuan Hui Autonomous County 门源回族自治县 Ményuán Huízú
mong yon hu'e rigs
rang skyong rdzong
150,000 6,896 22

Coordinates: 36°57′N 100°54′E / 36.95°N 100.90°E / 36.95; 100.90

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