Tibet is a plateau region in Central Asia an 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." Geographically, UNESCO and Encyclopædia Britannica consider Tibet to be part of Central Asia, while several academic organizations consider it part of South Asia. Tibet was once an independent kingdom but today is part of the People's Republic of China (PRC) (with a small part, depending on definitions, controlled by India). As an exclusive mandate, Tibet is also officially claimed by the Republic of China (Taiwan). However, the government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of Tibet in Exile still disagree over when Tibet became a part of China, and whether the incorporation into China is legitimate according to international law.

Trivia about tibet

  • The world's highest airport is found in this Asian political region of 472,000 square miles
  • Trouble in this former kingdom now part of China captured headlines in March
  • Formerly an independent country, this region of China is known as the "Roof of the World"
  • A rolling plateau covers much of this Chinese-controlled nation, the "Roof of the World"
  • It's to free this land invaded by China in 1950
  • The highest airport in the world is Lhasa Airport in this country
  • The Beastie Boys support the Milarepa Fund, which is trying to get this area free from China
  • In 1995 a 6-year-old boy in this Chinese-occupied region was identified as the reincarnated Panchen Lama
  • The top 10 highest cities in the world include La Paz, Bolivia & Lhasa in this region once ruled by the Dalai Lama
  • Ceremonial masks like the one here are used by the people of this region known as Xizang in Chinese
  • TAP is an aid project helping refugees from here (the "T") who fled to India, Nepal, Bhutan & Sikkim
  • Known as "the roof of the world", this autonomous region of China averages more than 15,000' above sea level
  • The Panchen Lama was the abbot of Tashilhunpo in this autonomous region of China
  • A small spaniel is named for this Asian region that first bred the Lhasa Apso
  • A journalist for ITN was detained & manhandled for covering a "pro-" this region protest held early in the Olympics
  • In 1962 India set up the Special Frontier Force made up largely of refugees from this lofty region