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ID: 7001874
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 29 39 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 29.6500  decimal degrees
Long: 091 06 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 91.1000  decimal degrees

Note: Seat of Tibetan rulers and the Tibetan Buddhist holy city, Lhasa has many temples, monasteries, and convents. The city was set along the "Ancient Tea and Horse Caravan Road," known as a secondary Silk Road. During the 20th century, many monastic institutions were closed by Chinese after the Tibetan revolt of 1959. The city was long closed to foreign visitors, though was opened to trade after the 1950s, and it is now an important tourist destination, with its Potala Palace designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.

Names:
Lhasa (preferred,C,V,Tibetan,U)
Lasa (C,V,Chinese (transliterated Pinyin without tones),U)
Lassa (C,V)
La-sa-shih (C,V,Chinese (transliterated),U)
Lhasa Shi (C,V,Chinese (transliterated),U)
Lhassa (C,V,Chinese (transliterated),U)
拉萨 (C,V,Chinese,U)

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)
regional capital (C)

Related geographic places:
located on ....  Silk Road .......... (road)
..................  (World) [7031416]

Sources and Contributors:
拉萨..........  [VP]
...........  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 22 February 2016
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Lasa..........  [VP]
...........  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 22 February 2016
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
La-sa-shih..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 22 February 2016
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Lassa..........  [VP]
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 667
Lhasa..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 22 February 2016
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 112
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 257
Lhasa Shi..........  [VP]
....................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 22 February 2016
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Lhassa..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 22 February 2016
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 22 February 2016
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1914533
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 112
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 257; 667
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..........  Silk Road Foundation (2016-) "Ancient Tea and Horse Caravan Route"; accessed 22 February 2016

 

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