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ID: 7001874
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Lhasa (inhabited place)  Lhasa (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 29 41 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 29.6833  decimal degrees
Long: 091 10 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 91.1667  decimal degrees

Note: Seat of Tibetan rulers; has many temples, monasteries & convents; many monastic institutions closed by Chinese after Tibetan revolt 1959; long closed to foreign visitors; first visited by Europeans 1904; traded with India & Nepal before 1959.

Names:
Lhasa (preferred,C,V)
Lassa (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of China (nation)  ........  China (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Tibet (autonomous region)  ............  Tibet (autonomous region) (P)
Hierarchy of Lhasa (inhabited place)  ................  Lhasa (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
religious center (H)
pilgrimage center (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Lassa..........  [VP]
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 667
Lhasa..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 112
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 257
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 112
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 257; 667
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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