General information about Tibet


Geography:
Location : Asia – Northern Part of India, located on the Tibetan Plateau
Area : 1.2m sq km (471 700 sq miles)
Terrain: 70 % Grassland; from high plateau to tropical forest
Climate: Average temperature 28 degrees Celsius (Summer) – 15 degrees Celsius (Winter), extremely dry except in rainy season (July-August)

History:
Tibet’s history can be divided into four periods: The Tsanpo’s Period, The period of Decentralization, The period of Sakya, Pagdu, and Kamapa’s Rule, and The period of the gandan Podrang’s Administration.

People:
Population: 2.62 million
Ethnic Groups: primarily ethnic Tibetans; Menba, Lhoba, Mongols, Hui and a growing number of Han Chinese.
Religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Animism.
Culture: Wedding, Funeral
Languages: Tibetan, Chinese.
Festivals: Tibetan New Year, Shoton Festival, Bathing Festival..

Natural resources:
Forests, wildlife, mineral resources, uranium (world's largest uranium reserve), hydro-, geothermal energy

Agriculture products:
Livestock and livestock products.

Industries:
Mining, wool spinning, carpets, forestry, food processing, printing, building materials and machinery, tourism.

Currency:
(CNY) Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)

Time:
Local Time = UTC +8h
Actual Time: Thu-Aug-25 15:35

Government:
Type: Communist party-led state (People's Republic of China)
The Tibet Autonomous Region was founded on 9 September 1965