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As Tibet’s second city, Shigatse has had an important place in Tibetan history. Shigatse is located in the alluvial plain at the confluence of the Brahmaputra and the Nianchu River. With an area of 3,875 square kilometers and population of 820,000, it is the second biggest city in Tibet. The history of city can date back to 600 years before. As its name implies in Tibetan, it is "a manor of the most fertile soi...