Gannan is located in the northern part of the
county a total area of 6274 square kilometers,
of which 754 million mu of natural grassland
area, 66 million mu of forest land, 17.02
million mu of arable land, a total of 16 rural
towns jurisdiction, there are Tibetan, Han, Hui,
Salar, etc. 14 nation, a total of 77,300, of
whom about 78 percent of Tibetan population.
County is located in north-eastern fringe of the
Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the terrain is tilted
from northwest to southeast, with an elevation
between 3000m-3800m in large Xiahe, Taohe
running through the territory, with an average
annual temperature of 2.6 ℃, humid climate for
the alpine type, with an average annual rainfall
516mm, The average frost-free period of 56 days.
Xiahe County in Gannan Prefecture is an
important base of animal husbandry, the pattern
of Economy, Trade and Industry to the
county-based animal husbandry, agroforestry,
animal products processing, building materials
industry, the tourism industry as a supplement.
Resource-rich territory, with iron, copper, tin,
chrome and other mineral resources, Niuhuang,
Fritillaria, Gentiana, Radix Codonopsis, deer
horn and the Chinese herbal medicine Cordyceps
sinensis and other valuable resources, Ganga
sheep, yak Meiren, Potentilla pigs, fern Ma and
other biological resources; are the Gelug Sect
of Tibetan Buddhism, Labrang Monastery, one of
six famous homes, such as a tourist
destinationsang ke cao yuan .
In 2001, the county-wide gross domestic product
606.7 million yuan, 110 million yuan of which
the primary industry, secondary industry 38.2
million yuan, the tertiary industry 58.5 million
yuan. Large-caliber financial income 11.59
million yuan, farmers and herdsmen 1390 yuan per
capita net income of urban residents per capita
disposable income of 3050 yuan.
Xiahe County, has been formed mainly of an
animal husbandry, tourism, agriculture,
forestry, supplemented by the local industrial
economy, steady revenue growth, people's living
standards improved significantly.