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Tibet Prefectures

 Tibet Prefectures are the division of Tibet into seven Prefectures, or as called in other parts of the world, regions or states.

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 Nagqu Prefecture is the largest of the seven Tibet Prefectures, and is divided into 11 different counties. Nagqu Prefecture has a total population of just over 400,000 people with the largest concentration of people being in the capital city of Nagqu where over 80,000 people live.

 Nagari Prefecture is the second largest of the seven Tibet Prefectures, and is divided into 7 counties. Located in the northwestern part of Tibet, Nagari Prefecture shares borders with Nepal, India and China as well as the Shigatse Prefecture and Nagqu Prefecture. The capital can be found in Burang.

 Shigatse Prefecture or some times referred to as “Xigaze” is the third largest Tibet Prefecture, with the capital being Shigaste (Xigaze) and has a population of over 90,000 residents.

 Qamdo Prefecture is 4th largest of the seven Tibet Prefectures and is located in the eastern part of Tibet. The capital of Qamdo Prefecture is the city of Qamdo

 Nyingchi Prefecture is the 5th largest yet the most popular of the Tibet Prefectures. Home to Buchasergyi Lakang Monastary, Namjagbarwa Peak and the Great Canyon of Yarlung Zangbo.

 Lhoka Prefecture or also reffered as “ Shannan Prefecture is the 6th largest of the seven Tibet Prefectures. Located in the southern portion of Tibet the prefecture boarders India on the South. The capital is Tsetang with a population of over 330,000 people.

 Lhasa Prefecture is the administrative capital of Tibet and is the smallest prefecture of the seven Tibet Prefectures. The prefecture is divided into 7 smaller counties with a total population of just over 1,100,000 people. The most famous tourist attraction is Jokhang Square which is a major site for Buddhist pilgrims for centuries.


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