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The Tibet Autonomous Region is located in the Northern Nepal Across Trans Himalayan Range Tibet Plateau. It borders on Sichuan and Yunnan provinces to the east, Nepal to the north, and shares borders with India, Sikkim, Bhutan and Burma to the south, and bounded by Kashmir to the west.

The region covers more than 1.2 million square kilometers, accounting for one eighth of China’s total land mass, and ranking second in China.

Tibet has various complex landforms such as high and steep mountains, deep valleys, glaciers, bare rocks and gobi deserts. All places in the region lie at an average altitude of more than 3500 meters.

It is roughly divided into four areas: the north Tibet plateau, the south Tibet valley, east Tibet mountains and valleys, and Himalaya Mountains.

It is bitterly cold in winter, with a marked difference in temperature between daytime and night. It features scarce precipitation and a sharp contrast between the dry and wet seasons. It is dry in winter and spring, with frequent occurrence of strong winds, as well as a low oxygen content.

Tibet is so sunny as to have an annual sunshine of between 1,500 and 3,400 hours. It has a short frost-free period, usually ranging from 120 to 140 days a year.

Tibet has a population of 2.61 million, 92.2 percent of whom are Tibetans, or 2.41 million. Apart from Tibetans, there are other ethnic groups such as Han, Hui, Monba, Lhoba. Enditem.

Tibet’s Population Increases 400,000 in Ten Years.

The fifth census of the Tibet Autonomous Region shows that Tibet ‘s population has shot up 420,300 in ten years.
The region currently has a total population of 2.62 million , up 420,300 , compared to the figure of 2.2 million as indicated in the fourth census , rising at an average annual rate of 40,700 , or 1.7 per cent of all residents in the region, Tibetans number 2.41 million , accounting for 92.2 percent. Han people, the majority in most of China, number 155 ,300 , 5.9 percent of the total. Other ethnic minorities have a combined population of 49,900 , 1.9 percent of the total. Enditem

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