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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 totality of t…

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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 29 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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