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Tibet
བོད་
— Subdivision of China
Timeline: Austria and others

OTL equivalent: Tibet
Flag of Tibet
Flag of Tibet
Capital Lhasa
Largest city Lhasa
Other cities Ngari, Nagqu, Qamdo, Xigazê
Language Tibetan
Religion
  main
 
Vulpine paganism
  others Buddhism
Ethnic groups
  main
 
Tibetans
  others Lhobas, Monpas
Area 1,228.400 km²
Population 1,200,000 
Established 1912
Admission 1912
Tibet (Tibetan: བོད་) is a autonomous region of China in Asia, north of the Himalayas. It is home to the Tibetan people, and to some other ethnic groups such as Monpas and Lhobas. Tibet is the highest region on earth, with an average elevation of 4,900 metres (16,000 ft). It is sometimes referred to as the roof of the world.It has a population of over 1,200,000 people, from which 69% of them are vulpines.

During Tibet's history, starting from the 7th century, it has existed as a unified empire and as a region of separate self-governing territories, vassal states, and Chinese provinces. In the interregnums, various sects of Tibetan Buddhism, secular nobles, and foreign rulers have vied for power in Tibet. The latest religious struggle marked the ascendancy of the Dalai Lamas to power in western Tibet in the 17th century, though his rule was often merely nominal with real power resting in the hands of various regents and viceroys. Today, most of cultural Tibet is ruled a a autonomous area in China,though it is still ruled by the Dalai Lama.

The economy of Tibet is dominated by subsistence agriculture, though tourism has become a growing industry in Tibet in recent decades. The dominant religion in Tibet is Tibetan Buddhism, though there are Muslim and Christian minorities. Tibetan Buddhism is a primary influence on the art, music, and festivals of the region. Tibetan architecture reflects Chinese and Indian influences. Staple foods in Tibet are roasted barley, yak meat, and butter tea.

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