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Qinghai-Tibet railway makes city emerging on Plateau

04-07-2011 08:36 BJT

People are seen on a path through dense trees in urban Golmud, northwest China's Qinghai
Province, April 2, 2011. Golmud, founded in the Qaidam Basin in 1954, with an average
altitude of around 3,000 meters, nowadays has grown up to a traffic hub and freight station
for railways and roads traveling between Qinghai and its neiboring Tibet Automous Region.
After the rapid development since 2006 when the Qinghai-Tibet railway was opened, the
emerging city has become the third largest city on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, with a
population of 270,000, ranking behind Xining and Lhasa.(Xinhua/Chogo)


Citizens are seen in front of the convention centre in urban Golmud, northwest China's
Qinghai Province, April 2, 2011.(Xinhua/Chogo)


Crane towers are seen at a building site of residential houses in urban Golmud, northwest
China's Qinghai Province, April 2, 2011.(Xinhua/Chogo)

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