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  Encyclopedia: Tibet Autonomous Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The region is bordered by Mongolia to the northeast, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan to the northwest, Afghanistan and the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir to the southwest, the Tibet Autonomous Region to the southeast, and the Chinese provinces of Tsinghai and…
The region is bordered by Mongolia to the northeast, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan to the northwest, Afghanistan and the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir to the southwest, the Tibet Autonomous Region to the southeast, and the Chinese provinces of Tsinghai and Kansu to the...
It is bordered by Mongolia to the northeast, Russia to the north, Kazakstan to the northwest, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to the west, Afghanistan and the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir to the southwest, the Tibet Autonomous Region to the southeast, and the Chinese provinces of Tsinghai and Kansu to the...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Tibet-Autonomous-Region   (1786 words)

  
 Encyclopedia topic: Tibet Autonomous Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The opinion of the PRC is that the TAR has ample autonomy, as guaranteed under Articles 111-122 of the Constitution of the People's Republic of China (additional info and facts about Constitution of the People's Republic of China) as well as the Law on Regional Ethnic Autonomy of the People's Republic of China.
Following Soviet practice, there is a convention that the governor of the TAR is an ethnic Tibetan (additional info and facts about ethnic Tibetan) from the TAR while the general secretary of the local Communist Party committee is an outsider, usually Han Chinese (additional info and facts about Han Chinese).
The TAR has the lowest population density (additional info and facts about population density) among all of the province-level administrative regions in China, mainly due to its mountainous and harsh geographical features.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/ti/tibet_autonomous_region.htm   (1058 words)

  
 Tibet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When the PRC refers to Tibet, they mean the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR): a province-level entity which, according to the territorial claims of the PRC, includes Arunachal Pradesh (presently under the administration of India); Sikkim, Bhutan, and Ladakh may also considered to be parts of cultural Greater Tibet in addition to Amdo, Kham, and Ü-Tsang.
The government of the PRC says that the population of Tibet in 1737 was about 8 million, and that due to the backward rule of the local theocracy, there was rapid decrease in the next two hundred years and the population in 1959 was only about 1.19 million.
Tibet is the traditional center of Tibetan Buddhism, a distinctive form of Vajrayana, which is also related to the Shingon Buddhist tradition in Japan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tibet   (4075 words)

  
 Tibet
Geography: Tibet Autonomous Region, as the main part of the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, is located in the southwestern border area of China between east longitude 78° 25' - 90° 06' and north latitude 26° 50' - 36° 53'.
Based on mid-term and long-term population projections by region and by parity fertility levels, it is estimated that the total population of Tibet would be increasing continuously for a relatively long time (several decades), and the yearly increments would tend to rise.
Before the 1970s, the migration between Tibet and other provinces was almost dictated by the government as being work-site movements, job assignments and accompanying family moves, but after the 1980s, the migrants actively moved more for studying or training, for marriage or joining family, for visiting friends or relatives and retirement.
www.unescap.org /esid/psis/population/database/chinadata/tibet.htm   (3483 words)

  
 Western China - china.org.cn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tibet, averaging more than 4,000 meters above sea level, forms the main part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and is well known as the "roof of the world." The Himalayas, ranging from east to west on the southern edge of the Tibet Plateau, run for 2,400 kilometers with an elevation of more than 6,000 meters.
The government of Tibet Autonomous Region has consistently stressed the implementation of the nation's fundamental policy that natural resources be rationally utilized so as to protect the environment, conscientiously realizing the coordinated planning and carrying out economic, urban and rural, and environmental construction.
Tibet’s poverty relief program followed soon after, which required that governments at every level of the region pour all the financial, material and man power necessary in helping the 480,000 poor Tibetans get out of poverty in six years.
www.china.org.cn /e-xibu/2JI/3JI/xizang/xizang-ban.htm   (4043 words)

  
 Tibet    (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tibet is strategically situated at the Centre of Asia and borders China in the East, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Burma in the South, and East-Turkestan in the North.
Tibet is comprised of the three provinces of Amdo (now split by China into the provinces of Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan), Kham (largely incorporated into the Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan and Qinghai), and U-Tsang.
Tibet is currently under the control of the People's Republic of China, a situation that the Government of Tibet in Exile characterizes as an illegitimate military occupation.
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 Tibet Travel Information, Travel Guide to Tibet China
Tibet Autonomous Region is located at the Southwest part of China, with a land area of 1.22 million square kilometers and a population of 2.3 million, in which, 95% are Tibetan nationality.
Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, covers an area of 544 square kilometers and is "The Land of Gods" in Tibetan, sits on the north bank of River Lhasa, a tributary of the Yarlung Tsangbo River, at an altitude of 3,700 meters.
Nagqu lies in the northern part of the Tibet Autonomous Region at longitude 84o55 'E and latitude 29o55 '-36o30 'N. It neighbors qamdo in the east, Ngari in the west, Lhasa, Nyingchi and Xigaze in the south, and the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Qinghai Province in the north.
www.chinahighlights.com /tibet   (736 words)

  
 Tibet Travel Guide: History of Tibet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tibet was thus incorporated as one of 13 provinces of China.
Dzungar Mongols attacked Tibet in 1717, killed Lhabzang Khan, sacked monasteries and deposed of the sixth Dalai Lama.
In 1951, Tibet was peacefully liberated under the 17-point Agreement on Measures for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet.
www.travelchinaguide.com /cityguides/tibet.htm   (917 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Tibet Autonomous Region Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Within the PRC the TAR is identified with Tibet, a characterization hotly disputed by many Tibetan exile groups, particularly the Government of Tibet in Exile, which define the term to include former Tibetan Provinves Amdo, today encorporated in Qinghai and parts of Gansu provinces, and Eastern Kham, today western Sichuan and northern Yunnan provinces.
The position of the Government of Tibet in Exile and the Free Tibet movement is that it was formerly an independent nation and was conquered by China in 1951.
Following Soviet practice, there is a convention that the governor of the TAR is an ethnic Tibetan from the TAR while the general secretary of the local Communist Party is an outsider, usually Han Chinese.
www.ipedia.com /tibet_autonomous_region.html   (545 words)

  
 Tibet - Xizang - Bod   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tibet is located in Asia, north of India, on the Tibetan Plateau, the world's highest region.
Tibet is comprised of the three provinces of Amdo (now split by China into the provinces of Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan), Kham (largely incorporated into the Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan and Qinghai), and U-Tsang (which, together with western Kham, is today referred to by China as the Tibet Autonomous Region).
The Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) comprises less than half of historic Tibet and was created by China in 1965 for administrative reasons.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/tibet.htm   (750 words)

  
 Uighur Autonomous Region of Sinkiang --  Encyclopædia Britannica
It lies between the Kunlun Mountains (north) and the Himalayas (south) and is a region of tangled mountains that rise 13,000 to 15,000 feet (4,000 to 5,000 metres).
The southern region of Europe is a rich blend of cultures, traditions, and attractions.
This region encompasses the coast of the Pacific Ocean and ranges from tropical islands to the freezing temperatures.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9067942   (868 words)

  
 Nepal article - Nepal Himalayas Hindu kingdom South Asia China Tibet Autonomous Region - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is in South Asia, sharing borders with China (Tibet Autonomous Region) and India.
Three broad physiographic areas run laterally - lowland Terai Region in the south; central lower mountains and hills constituting the Hill Region; the high Himalayas, with 8,848-meters-high Mount Everest and other peaks forming Mountain Region in north.
Nepali, written in Devanagari script, is the official, national language and serves as lingua franca among Nepalis of different ethnolinguistic groups.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Nepal   (1331 words)

  
 Chinese population - Threat to Tibetan identity
Tibet is comprised of the three provinces of Amdo (now split by China into the provinces of Qinghai and part of Gansu), Kham (largely incorporated into the Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Gansu and Yunnan), and U-Tsang (which, together with western Kham, is today referred by China as the Tibet Autonomous Region.)
The Chinese population transfer into Tibet is in large part the result of a government policy aimed at reducing the Tibetans to a powerless minority in their own country.
A Tibetan source estimates the Chinese population of Lhasa administration region in the mid 1980s to be 630,000; that of Shigatse, 170,000; that of Lhoga region, 93,000, that of Chamdo region, 320,000; that of Ngachu area, 85,000; and that of Ngari area, 150,000.
www.tibet.com /Humanrights/poptrans.html   (3849 words)

  
 Tibet Travel Guide: Tibet Hotel, Map, Climate, Pictures,Tour...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tibet (Xizang), the Roof of the World, remained unknown to the world until the very beginning of the 20th century.
Tibet (Tibet Autonomous Region, TAR for short) borders India, Burma, Bhutan, Sikkim, and Nepal.
Western Tibet, Ngari, is a vast barren plateau and renowned as the Roof of Tibet.
www.travelchinaguide.com /cityguides/tibet   (449 words)

  
 Tibet --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Tibetan Bod, in full Tibet Autonomous Region, Chinese (Wade-Giles) Hsi-tsang Tzu-chih-ch'ü, (Pinyin) Xizang Zizhiqu historic region and autonomous region of China that is often called “the roof of the world.” It occupies about 471,700 square miles (1,221,600 square kilometres) of the plateaus and mountains of Central Asia, including Mount Everest (Chu-mu-lang-ma Feng).
historic region and autonomous region of China that is often called “the roof of the world.” It occupies about 471,700 square miles (1,221,600 square kilometres) of the plateaus and mountains of Central Asia, including Mount Everest (Chu-mu-lang-ma Feng).
An autonomous region of China that is located along China's southern frontier with India, Nepal, and Bhutan, Tibet is composed of 471,700 square miles (1,221,700 square kilometers) of high plateaus and some of the tallest mountains in the world.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9117343   (821 words)

  
 (Day)Trading : Tibet Autonomous Region Celebrates Its 40th Birthday
Today (Thursday) marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet Autonomous Region, which is otherwise known as the "Roof of the World." And a celebration has been held, to mark the region's achievements over the past four decades.
The Tibetan people, comprising various ethnic groups, have actively participated in state affairs, and used their various autonomous rights given by the Constitution and laws, to manage the internal affairs of the region.
Economic development in the region is amazing, as it enjoyed 12 percent GDP annual increases for four years in a row.
www.boursorama.com /forum/message.phtml?file=339086509&pageForum=1   (755 words)

  
 Tibet
Tibet has often been called the "Roof of the World." The plateau is probably the largest and highest area ever to exist in Earth history, with an average elevation exceeding 5000 m (16,400').
Tibet has remained a very difficult place to visit and is more fantastic than imagined.
Due to the high altitude of Tibet, the water boils at 90 degree Celsius, and cooking with water is impossible.
www.crystalinks.com /tibet3.html   (4426 words)

  
 Geography and Tourism
Tibet -- Roof of the World, is a land of fascination to Europeans.
Tibet is rich in natural resources, rare wild animals and plants and landscape.
This is a multimedia CD that gives a comprehensive account of Tibet, covering 30 topics in eight parts: a brief introduction, history, ethnic autonomy, religious beliefs, economic development, social undertakings, tourist destinations, and Tibet's bright future.
www.china.org.cn /english/MATERIAL/133970.htm   (3768 words)

  
 International Campaign for Tibet: Tibet News: Tibet Autonomous Region Delegation on Propaganda Mission to Kalmyk ...
Jampa Phuntsok (Ch: Qiangba Puncog), Chairman of the Tibet Autonomous Regional Government, is heading an eight-member delegation on a five day visit to the Kalmyk Republic in the Russian Federation.
The delegation arrived in Elista on June 21 and is scheduled to depart on June 25, 2004.
In October 2003, Ilymzhinov was invited to visit China and Tibet and while in Beijing, he was met by Liu Guchang who was then the Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister.
www.savetibet.org /news/newsitem.php?id=628   (344 words)

  
 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Main News
Indian officials rejected suggestions that any concessions have been made on the Tibet question and maintained that the formulation was merely a "reflection of the contemporary reality on the ground." The effort on both sides was to move the bilateral relationship forward and there had been great success in that direction.
They pointed out that before the Tibetan Autonomous Region was formed in 1965, Tibet to which references had been made in 1954 and 1958 was a larger territory.
The declaration says the Indian side recognised that the Tibet Autonomous Region is a part of the territory of the People’s Republic of China and reiterates that it will not allow Tibetans to engage in anti-China political activities in India.
www.tribuneindia.com /2003/20030625/main1.htm   (930 words)

  
 International Campaign for Tibet: Tibet News: Tibet Autonomous Region Vice Chairman in Nepal for Talks
A 28-member delegation from the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), led by Vice Chairman of the TAR Government Lobsang Gyaltsen, arrived in Kathmandu for a 12-day visit to Nepal on August 5, 2003.
The delegation met Nepal's Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Sarbendra Nath Shukla on August 6, 2003 and discussed ways to "strengthen their friendship, especially in the field of the trans-Himalayan tourism cooperation," according to a Xinhua report on August 6, 2003.
Nepal's Minister Shukla told Gyaltsen that "Nepal has become a doorway for the tourist destinations in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, because there are more than 50,000 tourists entering into the region from Nepal in recent years," according to Xinhua.
www.savetibet.org /news/newsitem.php?id=481   (242 words)

  
 SARS - Tibet Autonomous Region increasingly sealed off - www.phayul.com
The TAR and Qinghai, traditionally known as the Amdo region of Tibet, are believed to be the two last provinces of China where no cases of SARS are known, which has gained Tibet the reputation in mainland China of being a sanctuary from the disease.
Foreigners travelling to Tibet for professional reasons were given notice that they would not be allowed to enter the TAR under the current regulations, even if in possession of valid documents.
In particular tourism, which the authorities intend to make the 'staple industry' of the TAR as well as of most parts of Tibet, is likely to experience a very serious setback this year.
www.phayul.com /news/article.aspx?id=4121&t=1&c=1   (1123 words)

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