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· Appendix-1 Administrative Division
· Appendix-2 Topography
· Appendix-3 Natural Resources
· Appendix-4 History
· Appendix-5 Tibetan Buddhism
· Appendix-6
Appendix-1 Administrative Division
The Tibet Autonomous Region exercises jurisdiction over one city and six prefectures, with one district under the city government, one county level city, 71 counties, one county-level port and one county-level special administrative area.
Appendix-2 Topography
The Tibet Autonomous Region forms the major part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the world's highest plateau of incomparable grandeur and scenery. Varied landforms contribute to the region's complex natural environment and abundant natural resources on the Tibetan Plateau. Generally speaking, Tibet has a terrain descending northwest to southeast, with the average elevation decreasing from over 5,000 meters to 4,000 meters.
Appendix-3 Natural Resources
Tibet has abundant land resources. Of its total area of 1.2 million square km, 650,000 hectares are pastureland, accounting for 53.79 percent of the total, and 360,000 hectares are cultivated land, accounting for 0.3 percent. Most of the cultivated land is distributed in the southern Tibetan river valleys and basins, while the remaining small portions are scattered in the east and southeast of the region. A large proportion of land, or some 30.71 percent of the total, is yet to be utilized. As the largest grasslands, Tibet leads Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang in terms of the area of natural grasslands.
Appendix-4 History
Since early time before Christ, ancient people began to reside on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in southwest China. After a prolonged period of time, tribes that had scattered on the plateau gradually united and formed a nationality known as the Tibetan ethnic group today.
Appendix-5 Tibetan Buddhism
Tibetan Buddhism, or Tibetan-language Buddhism, is also known as Lamaism. It is a major school of Chinese Buddhism.
Appendix-6 The Agreement of the Central People's Government and the Local Government of Tibet on Measures for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet
The Tibetan ethnic group is one of the ethnic groups with a long history within the boundaries of China and, like many other ethnic groups, it has performed its glorious duty in the course of the creation and development of our great motherland. But over the last 100 years or more, imperialist forces penetrated into China, and in consequence also penetrated into the Tibetan region and carried out all kinds of deceptions and provocations. Like previous reactionary governments, the Kuomintang reactionary government continued to carry out a policy of oppressing and sowing dissension among the ethnic groups, causing division and disunity among the Tibetan people. And the local government of Tibet did not oppose the imperialist deceptions and provocations, and adopted an unpatriotic attitude towards our great motherland. Under such conditions, the Tibetan ethnic group and people were plunged into the depths of enslavement and suffering.
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