Wednesday, August 04, 2004


Tibetan �Bod, �in full �Tibet Autonomous Region, �Chinese (Wade-Giles) �Hsi-tsang Tzu-chih-ch'�, �(Pinyin) �Xizang Zizhiqu � historic region and autonomous region of China that is often called �the roof of the world.� It occupies about 471,700 square miles (1,221,600 square kilometres) of the plateaus and mountains of Central Asia, including Mount Everest (Chu-mu-lang-ma Feng). It is bordered by the Chinese provinces of Tsinghai to the northeast, Szechwan to the east, and Yunnan to the southeast; Myanmar (Burma), India,


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