Tourism: ancient Buddhists sites, spectacular scenery, Tibetan culture and religion.
Significance of the province: Tibet is the second largest province, and it has great potential for mineral and energy production. Domestic tourism may also grow rapidly in the future.
Adjacent provinces and territories: Sichuan, Qinghai,Xinjiang, Yunnan
Terrain: Tibet is on the Tibetan Plateau that is the highest region on earth.
Elevation: 4,500 m (14,763 ft)
Main rivers: Yangtze and many tributaries, Yarlung Tsangpo River, Nyang River, Salween River, Mekong River, Yellow River.
Province location: 27° 18' to 36° 29' N, 78° 55' to 99° 07' E; southwestern China.
Population: (2010) at least 3,000,000
Area: 1,288,400 sq km (474,300 sq mi)
Population density: 2.2/sq km (5.7/sq mi)
The climate depends on the elevation and location. Tibet is impacted by the Southwest Indian Ocean Monsoon. Much of the province is arid, and the high-altitude creates diurnal temperature extremes and altitude sickness.
Average annual income: 15,141 RMB (2,102 USD)
Development: developing; the province one of the poorest and the climate is harsh, but its mineral and energy resources hold great industrial promise.