Tibet, a breathtakingly beautiful and lavish land, is situated in the heart of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau on the southwest frontier of China. It is perched at over 4000 meters above sea level. Tibet has numerous peaks above 7000 m. The country is flanked by Kashmir on the West and India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Burma on the South. The more you know about Tibet, the more you want to know. Such is the beauty of the place.
Pulsating peaks, glorious past, scenic landscapes and enchanting culture and habits are a hallmark of Tibet. Here you will find monks donning robes and yellow-colored hats everywhere. Tibet is located in the heart of the continent of Asia. It has an area of 2.5 million sq. km. On TSI India you will get all the information about Tibet. Whatever you want to know about Tibet, you can find here.
Size 2.5 million sq. km
Population 6 million Tibetans & an estimated 7.5 million Chinese, most of which are in Kham & Amdo
Language Tibetan (of the Tibet-Burmese language family). The official language is Chinese
Staple Food Tsampa (roasted barley flour)
National Drink Salted Butter Tea
Typical Animals Wild Yak, Bharan (blue) Sheep, Musk Deer, Tibetan Antelope, Tibetan Gazelle, Kyang (wild ass), Pica
Typical Birds Black Necked Crane, Lammergeier, Great Crested Grebe, Bar Headed Goose, Ruddy Shel duck, Ibis Bill
Major Environmental Problems Rampant deforestation in Eastern Tibet, poaching of large mammals
Average Altitude 4268 meter (14,000 ft.)
Average Rainfall Varies widely. In the West, it is 1 mm in Jan. to 25 mm in July. In the East, it is 25-50 mm in Jan. & 800 mm in July.
Highest Mountain Chomo Langma (Mt. Everest) 2698 meter (8848 ft)
Mineral Deposits Borax, Uranium, Iron, Chromite, Gold
Major Rivers Mekong, Yangtse, Salween, Tsangpo, Yello
Economy Tibetans: Predominantly in agriculture & animal husbandry Chinese: Predominantly in government, commerce & the service sector
Provinces U-Tsang (Central Tibet), Amdo (N.E. Tibet), Kham (S.E. Tibet)
Bordering Countries India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, China
Political & Religious Leader The 14th Dalai Lama in exile in Dharamsala, India.
Government in Exile Parliamentary
Relationship with the P.R.C. Colonial
Legal Status Occupied
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