Geography of Tibet

Geographically, Tibet can be divided into three major parts, the east, north and south. The eastern part is forest region, occupying approximately one-fourth of the land. Virgin forests run the entire breadth and length of this part of Tibet. The northern part is open grassland, where nomads and yak and sheep dwell. This part occupies approximately half of Tibet. The southern and central part is agricultural region, occupying about one-fourth of Tibet's land area with all major Tibetan cities and towns such as Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse and Tsetang. it is considered the cultural centre of Tibet. Tibet spreads over 1,200,000 square kilometres.


Official Name Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR)
Capital Lhasa
Population 3 million
Languages Tibetan and Mandarin and many dialects
Predominant Religion Buddhist
Time Zone 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (+8 GMT). Daylight Saving Time is not observed
Voltage Requirements 220 volt
Telephone Codes 86