Litang, also Lithang, formally known as Gaocheng Town, is the county seat of Litang County, in western Sichuan Province, south-west . Litang is a bustling little place with colorful street life thanks to the nomadic shepherds and Tibetan people coming here to sell and buy their products.

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Buddhist complex
Photo: Antoinetav, CC BY-SA 3.0.


29.9881° or 29° 59' 17.3" north
100.2694° or 100° 16' 9.8" east
3935 metres (12,910 feet)
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Also Known As

  • Chinese: 理塘
  • Chinese: 高城
  • Chinese: 高城鎮
  • Chinese: 高城镇
  • Dutch: Litang (plaats)
  • Dutch: Litang
  • English: Gaocheng, Sichuan
  • English: Gaocheng
  • Gan Chinese: 高城镇
  • Persian: گاوچنگ، شیچوان
  • Polish: Litang
  • Polish: Lithang
  • Swedish: Gaocheng (häradshuvudort i Kina, Sichuan Sheng, lat 29,99, long 100,27)
  • Swedish: Gaocheng
  • Wu Chinese: 高城镇
  • Gaocheng Zhen
  • Li-ch’ang
  • Li-hua-hsien
  • Li-hua
  • Li-t’ang-hsien
  • Lichan
  • Lihwa
  • Likhua

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