Nimu, which means "wheat ear" in Tibetan, is located in the south-central part of Tibet and the North Bank of the middle reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo River, 140 km southwest of Lhasa City. It covers an area of 3275 square kilometers. The cultivated land area is 43,000 Mu and the forest area is 256,000 mu. In 2003, the total population of the county was 30,000. It has jurisdiction over one town, seven townships and 35 administrative villages.