Outline of Tibet

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A satellite image of Tibet/Xizang
Political map; Tibet Autonomous Region within China

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Tibet:

Tibet is a plateau region in Asia and the home to the indigenous Tibetan people. With an average elevation of 4,900 metres (16,000 ft), it is the highest region on Earth and is commonly referred to as the "Roof of the World."

A unified Tibet first came into being under Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century. From the early 17th century until the 1959 uprising, the Dalai Lamas (Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leaders) were, at least nominally,[1] heads of a centralised Tibetan administration, with political power to administer religious and administrative authority[1] over large parts of Tibet from the traditional capital Lhasa. They are believed to be the emanations of Avalokiteśvara (or "Chenrezig" [spyan ras gzigs] in Tibetan), the bodhisattva of compassion.

General reference[edit]

Geography of Tibet[edit]

A topographic map of Tibet

Geography of Tibet

Environment of Tibet[edit]

Geographic features of Tibet[edit]

Administrative divisions of Tibet[edit]

Administrative divisions of Tibet

Tibet is divided into 7 prefecture-level divisions, 73 county-level divisions, and 692 township-level divisions. The 7 prefecture-level divisions are:

There are also three traditional provinces or regions of Tibet:

Government and politics of Tibet[edit]

Politics in Tibet

Branches of the government of Tibet[edit]

Executive branch of the government of Tibet[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Tibet[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Tibet[edit]

Foreign relations of Tibet[edit]

Foreign relations of Tibet

International organization membership[edit]

Local government in Tibet[edit]

Law and order in Tibet[edit]

Law of Tibet

Government in exile[edit]

Central Tibetan Administration

History of Tibet[edit]

Culture of Tibet[edit]

Tibetan Culture

Religion in Tibet[edit]

Art in Tibet[edit]

National symbols of Tibet[edit]

Economy and infrastructure of Tibet[edit]

Economy of Tibet

See also[edit]



  1. ^ a b The historical status of the Dalai Lamas as actual rulers is disputed. A. Tom Grunfeld's The Making of Modern Tibet, p. 12: "Given the low life expectancy in Tibet it was not uncommon for incarnations to die before, or soon after, their ascendancy to power. This resulted in long periods of rule by advisers, or, in the ease of Dalai Lama, regents. As a measure of the power that regents must have wielded it is important to note that only three of the fourteen Dalai Lamas have actually ruled Tibet. From 1751 to 1960 regents ruled for 77 percent of the time"
  2. ^ "China". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 8, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Tibet