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About Tibet

The Tibet Autonomous Region is located in south-western China and borders the Xinjiang Uigur Autonomous Region and Qinghai, Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. In the south and west, it borders Myanmar, India, Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal and the Kashmir regions. It has an area of 1.22 million square kilometres and a population of 2.62 million. Of its more than 30 ethnic groups, such as Han, Monba, Lhoba, Hui, Mongol, Naxi and Nu, Tibetans account for more than 92.2 percent of the total population.

Making up the main part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the region has an average elevation of more than 4,000 meters and is famous as the “Roof of the World” and the “Third Pole of the Earth.” Mt. Qomolangma, the straddling border area of China and Nepal, is 8,848 meters (8,84.13 meters new height) tall, the highest peak in the world.

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