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Tibet (TAR- Tibet Autonomous Region) is one of the five autonomous regions in the China and it was admitted on September 1, 1965.
Name: Xizang Zizhiqu (TAR) or Tibet, Nickname – Roof of the World
Etymological: the name Tibet is derived from the Sanskrit word Trivistapa which means "heaven." Tibetans called their homeland Bod.
Capital City: Lhasa “Sunshine City”
Famous cities or towns: Shigatse, Tsetang, Nyingchi, Nagqu, Zhangmu
Location: Asia, southwest of China, north of India, east of Nepal, located on the Tibetan Plateau, the world's highest region. Bordering provinces: Xinjiang, Qinghai, Sichuan, Yunnan
Area: 1.2m sq km (471 700 sq miles), Bod: 2.5 million sq. km, the second largest region of China after Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, approximately the size of Western Europe
Terrain: 70% Grassland; from high plateau to tropical forest
Highest Point: Mt. Everest, 8,844.43 meters
Main Rivers: Brahmaputra River, Nujiang River, Jinshajiang River, and Lancang River
Geography & Average Altitude: Bounded by the Himalayan Mountains to the south, the region sits on a high plateau at 4,000-5,000 meters (13,000-16,400 feet), resulting in its nickname "the roof of the world." Tibet Geography Map
Tibetan history can be traced thousands of years back. Tibet's history can be divided into four period: The Tsanpo's Period, The period of Decentralization, The period of Sakya, Pagdu, and Karmapa's Rule, and The period of the Ganden Podrang's Administration.
Average temperature 28 degrees Celsius (Summer) -15 degrees Celsius (in Winter), extremely dry except during rainy season (July-August). Click here to know the best time to visit Tibet.
Festivals: Tibetan New Year, Saga Dawa Festival, Shoton Festival, Bathing Festival, Horse Race festival. Click this link to see more about the festivals celebrated in Tibet.
Ethnic Groups: primarily ethnic Tibetans; Menba, Lhoba, Mongols, Hui and a growing number of Han Chinese.
Religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Animism.
Culture: Wedding, Funeral, flow this link to learn more Unique Tibetan culture
Languages: Tibetan, Chinese.
Natural resources: Forests, wildlife, mineral resources, uranium (world's largest uranium reserve), hydro-, geothermal energy.
Agriculture products: Livestock and livestock products.
Tibet tourists attractions: Potala Palace, Barkhor Steets, Mt. Everest, Mt. Kailash and more.
Industries: Mining, wool spinning, carpets, forestry, food processing, printing, building materials and machinery, tourism.
Currency: Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY-RMB)
Time Zone: Local Time = GMT +8
Type: Communist party-led state (People's Republic of China), folow this link to check out facts on China.