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Shuanghu County, Nagqu City, Tibet, China (34.04021 88.25380)
Shuanghu (Tibetan Tshonyi; mtsho gnyis) translates to "two lakes". Shuanghu County is at very high elevation, mostly above 5,000 meters above sea level, and very sparsely populated (averaging around 0.12 people per square kilometre, but concentrated in the southern portion of the county). The vast majority of its population practices nomadic pastoralism (mostly goats and sheep). The climate is very rough, cold and dry. There is a weather station in Shuanghu, established in 1999, which on average measures negative temperatures (Celsius scale) throughout the year. The highest temperature on record is +2.3 °C (July 2000), the lowest −62.4 °C (January 2006).