Official Name: Xizang Zizhiqu
Short form: Tibet
Area: 471,700 sq. km. miles border 2.5 million sq. km. approximately. The size of western Europe
Terrain: 70% grassland, from high plateau to tropical forest
Population: 2.62 million
Climate: Temperate highland temperature
Ethnic Groups: primarily ethnic Tibetans; Menba, Lhoba, Mongols, Hui and a growing number of Han Chinese.
Religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Animism. Culture: Wedding, Funeral
Languages: Tibetan, Chinese.
Festivals: Tibetan New Year, Shoton Festival, Bathing Festival
Currency: Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)