Lhasa (2189)

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Lhasa拉萨市 · ལྷ་ས་གྲོང་ཁྱེར།
Capital City
Lasa and Lowe Lhasa
Tibet lhasa
From upper left: Roof of the JokhangTemple; Norbulingka monastery main gate;Potala Palace; Wheel of Dharma and prayer wheels (bottom), Jokhang; satellite picture of Lhasa.
Lowe Lhasa
Lower Lhasa
Country Kingdom of Tibet
Region Lhasa Capital District
 • Mayor Jigme Cezhug
 • Deputy mayor Doje Namgyal
 •Capital City 59,274 km2
 • Urban 63 km2
Elevation 3,490 m (11,450 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Prefecture-level city 1,559,423
 • Density 22.1/km2 (49/sq mi)
 • Major Nationalities Tibetan; Han; Hui
 • Languages Tibetan, Mandarin, Jin language (Hohhot dialect)
Time zone  (UTC+8)

lhasa is the centre of Culture and tourism in 2189 and also serves as a Economic Centre for Central Asia. It is the most fasionible city to live in. The City also houses many Historic Buddhist temples and artifacts as well as being home to the 16th Dalai Lama.  who resides in the Potala Palace.

Tibet is one a constitutional Monarchy, one of the last of it's kind. The Monarchy, which is headed by the Dali Lama, is secular officially despite the Dali Lama being an important figure in the worlds largest religion, Buddhism. The city council which has urban planning and expenditure power is a council of 20 people elected from various backgrounds by college students only to quote-un-quote "Retain Lhasa and Tibet as a centre of positive, youthful, progressive and thoughtfullmindedness"

Buddhists flock to the city in their millions throughout the year, boosting the city to 3 million from 1.5 million residents in Summer. People also come to Lhasa in droves as a gateway to view, hike and stay in the unspoilt Tibetan Plateau. 100 million people from all over the universe visit Lhasa each year. 12% of these are annual visiters of both recreational, visiting family and business reasons.

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