Asia TIBET

Published on June 8th, 2014 | by World Flags

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TIBET

TIBET

Flag and country information –
TIBET

Area – 1,221,600 sq km / 471,538 sq ml

Capital – Lhasa

Population – 2,290,000

Religions – traditionally Lamaist (a form of Mahayana Buddhism)

Physical features – barren plateau bounded in the south and south – west by the Himalayas and in the north by the Kunlun Mountains; the Bukamagna and Karakoram mountain ranges run west – east; average elevation 4,000 – 4,500 m / 13,000 – 15,000 ft

Government – Tibet is now an autonomous region of China and ruled by the Communist Party of China; a government – in – exile headed by the Dalai Lama is operating from Himachel Pradesh, India

Industries – wool, borax, salt, horn, musk, herbs, furs, gold, mercury, chemicals, textiles – has the largest uranium reserves in the world


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