Moincêr Information (Geography)

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Moincêr
village
A side street of Moincêr
A side street of Moincêr
Moincêr is located in Tibet
Moincêr
Moincêr
Coordinates: 31°11′N 80°46′E / 31.18°N 80.76°E / 31.18; 80.76
MOINCER Latitude and Longitude:

31°11′N 80°46′E / 31.18°N 80.76°E / 31.18; 80.76
Country  People's Republic of China
Region Tibet Autonomous Region
Prefecture Ngari
County Gar

Moincêr, Mencixiang, Menshi or Menze (formerly called Minsar and Missar) is a village in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It is located along Route G219, close to the Tirthapuri Monastery in the Ngari Region of Western Tibet. The village is located south-west of Mount Kailash (Mount Ti-se). Moincêr depends on its small coal-mining industry; from which it once produced large amounts of ore from its nearby mines. The village is small and its villagers live depending heavily on yaks for agriculture and trade.

Statue of Milarepa in Tirthapuri Gompa, Western Tibet

Historically, the town was a Ladkhi enclave in Tibet, established in 1684 Treaty of Tingmosgang. It was possibly used for porterage for the Ladakhi trade caravans to Tibet. [1] [2]

References

  1. ^ Fisher, Margaret W.; Rose, Leo E.; Huttenback, Robert A. (1963), Himalayan Battleground: Sino-Indian Rivalry in Ladakh, Praeger, p. 165 – via Questia
  2. ^ Mehra, Parshotam (1992), An "agreed" frontier: Ladakh and India's northernmost borders, 1846-1947, Oxford University Press, p. 236: "Minsar (Missar) – Ladakhi enclave in West Tibet close to Lake Manasarowar; during the Dogra-Tibet War (1841-2), the Dogras stored their supplies here."

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