Tibet - Tibet Autonomous Region
Tibet is a plateau region in Central Asia and the indigeneous home to the Tibetan people. With an average elevation of 4,900 m (16,000 ft), it is the highest region on Earth and is commonly referred to as the "Roof of the World". Existing as a separate nation for centuries, Tibet is today administered mostly under the People's Republic of ► China. Tibet is also officially claimed by the Republic of China (Taiwan). However in the Tibetan sovereignty debate, the Chinese government and the Government of Tibet in Exile have disagreed over the legitimacy of Tibet becoming a part of China since 1959, and whether this incorporation into the Chinese homelands was legitimate. Tibet borders ► Xinjiang, ► Kashmir, ► India, ► Nepal and ► Bhutan.
Tibet Autonomous Region
Autonomous region of ► China, disputed by Tibetan government in exile
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↑Goldstein, Sherap, Siebenschuh "A Tibetan revolutionary: the political life and times of Bapa Phüntso Wangye", p175. After the 1959 Tibetan uprising the Chinese government outlawed the flag as a symbol of separatism. It continues to be used by the Government of Tibet in Exile
↑Romanization of Tibetan: Bod - Bod-rang-skyong-ljongs.
↑Romanization according to the Hanyu Pinyin standard: Xīzàng - Xīzàng Zìzhìqū.