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China Guide > Tibet>Lhasa Municipality; [西藏自治区拉萨市] [Pinyin:Xī Zàng Zì Zhì Qū Lā Sà Shì]

Lhasa Municipality, The Capital City of Tibet Tibetan Aut. Region , In Chinese [拉萨市]

Facts & Informations :

Location of Lhasa in Tibet
Administrative Division Code : 540100;
Post Code : 850000;
Phone Area Code :0891
The Prefix of Motor Vehicle License Plate : 藏A
The Prefix of Citizen Identity Card Number: 540100
Area Coverage: 31662 square kilometers;
The Seat : Chengguan District
Lhasa in Pictures
The adminitrative division form of Lhasa is Municipality, which is one of the four administrative divisional forms at the the second level of China local administrative division system .
Municipality is also referred to as a prefecture level city (地级市). Most of Chinese big cities belong to this variety.
A prefecture-level municipality is subject to the juridiction of a provincial government ,and directly controls some urban districts while overseeing some counties or smaller cities on behalf of the provincial government.
Thus it's normal to see a large City (a Municipality) have jurisdiction over some small cities in China.
Urban Subdivisions of Lhasa City
S/NFull NameIn Chinese In PinyinDivison type
1Chengguan District城关区Chengguan QuDistrict
Subdivisions Under the jurisdication of Lhasa Municipality
The components of greater Lhasa Municipality
S/NFull NameIn Chinese In PinyinDivison type
1Maizhokunggar County墨竹工卡县Mozhugongka XianCounty
2Dagzê County达孜县Dazi XianCounty
3Doilungdêqên County堆龙德庆县Duilongdeqing XianCounty
4Qüxü County曲水县Qushui XianCounty
5Nyêmo County尼木县Nimu XianCounty
6Damxung County当雄县Dangxiong XianCounty
7Lhünzhub County林周县Linzhou XianCounty
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Overview


Lhasa, the remote abode of the Dalai Lamas, object of devout pilgrimage and heart and soul of Tibet, is still a city of wonders, despite the large-scale encroachments of modern Chinese influence. Your first hint that Lhasa is close is the Potala, a vast white-and-ochre fortress soaring over one of the world's highest cities. It's a sight that has heralded the marvel of the Holy City to travelers for close to four centuries and it still raises goose bumps.



While the Potala dominates the skyline, the Jokhang, some 2km to the east, is the real sp.....
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