Tibet
(4,239 words)

Zang

Lhasa

73 counties, 2 cities

2.81 million inhabitants

1,228,400 km²

2 inhabitants/km2

The foreign name "Tibet", which is internationally customary, is often used to include in addition to what is today the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) the eastward regions inhabited by Tibetans in the provinces of Sichuan, Qinghai, Gansu, and Yunnan. The Tibetans themselves, when referring to the totali…

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Hoppe, Thomas and Ramble, Charles, “Tibet”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 24 May 2017
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018



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