Lhasa

Lhasa ( /ˈlɑːsə/; Tibetan: ལྷ་ས་, Wylie: lha sa, ZYPY: Lhasa, or ; simplified Chinese: 拉萨; traditional Chinese: 拉薩; pinyin: Lāsà; sometimes spelled Lasa) is the administrative capital and a prefecture-level city of the Tibet Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China. It is the second most populous city on the Tibetan Plateau, after Xining, and at an altitude of 3,490 metres (11,450 ft), Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world. The city contains many culturally significant Tibetan Buddhist sites such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and Norbulingka palaces, many of which are located in Chengguan District, the city seat.

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Sinicization Of Tibet - Population Growth
... between 300 and 400 Han Chinese residents in Lhasa ... In 1953, according to the first population census, Lhasa numbered about 30,000 residents, including 4,000 beggars and not counting the 15,000 monks ... By 1992, Lhasa's permanent population was estimated at a little under 140,000 people, including 96,431 Tibetans, 40,387 Han Chinese and 2,998 sundry ...
Lhasa - Sister Cities
... Lhasa has four sister cities Boulder, Colorado, United States, since 1987 Potosí, Bolivia, since 1995 Elista, Kalmykia, Russia, since 2004 Beit Shemesh, Israel, since 2007 ...
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... used to name the outer pilgrim road in Lhasa matching its inner twin Barkhor ... The Lingkhor in Lhasa was 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) long enclosing Old Lhasa, the Potala and Chokpori ... New Lhasa has obliterated most of Lingkhor, but one stretch still remains west of Chokpori ...