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Where is Tibet: Where is Tibet Located on a Map

Tibet is located on the southwestern border of the People's Republic of China and the southwest of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and is the main part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

Tibet Autonomous Region belongs to China, ancient name "Fan", referred to as "Tibet", capital of Lhasa, is one of the five major ethnic minority autonomous regions in China, known as the "roof of the world", longitude 78 ° 25 ′ to 99 ° 06 ′, north latitude 26 ° 44 ′ to 36 ° 32 ', north Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northeast to Qinghai Province, east to Sichuan Province, southeast to Yunnan Province; It borders Myanmar, India, Bhutan, Sikkim, and Kashmir to the south and west, forming all or part of China's border with these countries and regions, with a total length of nearly 4,000 kilometers.

Tibet's climate from the southeast to the northwest is tropical, subtropical, plateau temperate, plateau subrigid, and plateau boreal zone, with an area of 1.2 million square kilometers and a total permanent population of 3,305,400 (2016).

In the territory, there are Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka, Namtso, Nianqing, Tanggula Mountain, Yalong River, Tanggula Mountain, Nu River, and other scenic spots.

Where is Tibet Located on a Map


Other important information about Tibet

Capital City: Lhasa (3658m), with a population of around 560 thousand
6 Prefectures: Shigatse, Ngari, Shannan, Nagqu, Nyingchi, Chamdo (totally with 68 Counties and 692 Townships)
Total Area: 1,228,400 square km, the second largest region in China
Religious Belief: Tibetan Buddhism (practiced by 99% of Tibetans)
Average Altitude: above 4000m,
Highest prefecture is in Ngari (average of above 4500m) ; Lowest prefecture is in Nyingchi (average of 3000m) ; Mt. Everest (8844.43m, world’s highest mountain) in Shigatse prefecture
Language: both Tibetan and Mandarin Chinese
Bordering Countries: India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar
Economy: predominantly in agriculture and animal husbandry
Demographics: 90% Tibetans, 8% Han, 2%others
Staple Food: Tsampa (roasted barley flour), butter tea, yak meat, Tibetan momo, etc
Wildlife: wild yak, Tibetan antelope, Tibetan gazelle, black-necked crane, wild ass, wolf, snow leopard, marmot, vulture, etc.
Mineral Deposits: Borax, uranium, iron, chromite,etc.

Map of Tibet Surrounding Areas in China

Domestically, Tibet Autonomous Region neighbors four provinces in mainland China, i.e. Xinjiang Autonomous Region to the north; Qinghai Province to the northeast; Sichuan Province to the east; Yunnan Province to the southeast. Every 4 neighboring provinces have their diverse tourism resources. The classic attractions are listed as follows: