Lhasa

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Lhasa
城关区ཁྲིན་ཀོན་ཆུས།
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Chengguan
District
城关区ཁྲིན་ཀོན་ཆུས
From upper left: roof of the Jokhang Temple; Norbulingka monastery main gate; Potala Palace; Wheel of Dharma and prayer wheels (bottom), Jokhang; satellite picture of Lhasa
From upper left: roof of the Jokhang Temple; Norbulingka monastery main gate; Potala Palace; Wheel of Dharma and prayer wheels (bottom), Jokhang; satellite picture of Lhasa
Chengguan District (pink) within Lhasa (yellow)
Chengguan District (pink) within Lhasa (yellow)
Coordinates: 29°39′N 91°07′E / 29.650°N 91.117°E / 29.650; 91.117Coordinates: 29°39′N 91°07′E / 29.650°N 91.117°E / 29.650; 91.117
Country  China
Region Tibet Autonomous Region
Prefecture-level city Lhasa
Government
 • Type District (China)
 • Mayor (of prefecture-level city) Zhang Tingqing
 • Deputy mayor (of prefecture-level city) Jigme Namgyal
Area
 • District 525 km2 (203 sq mi)
 • Urban[1] 77.88 km2 (30.07 sq mi)
Elevation 3,656 m (11,995 ft)
Population (2010)
 • District 279,074
 • Density 531.6/km2 (1,377/sq mi)
 • Major Ethnic groups Tibetan; Han; Hui
 • Languages Tibetan, Mandarin, Jin language (Hohhot dialect)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 850000
Area code(s) 891
Website www.xzcgq.gov.cn

Lhasa (Tibetan: ལྷ་ས།; Chinese: 拉萨) is a city in Tibet. It is one of the highest cities in the world. It has many Tibetan Buddhist sites such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang and Norbulingka.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lhasa City Master Plan". gov.cn. Retrieved 2017-08-07.