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As of 2014, Tibet is an autonomous region of China located in the Himalayas next to Nepal and Bhutan. It covers 1.2 million square kilometers, making it the second largest region of China. As of 2007, 2.81 million people lived in Tibet, mainly of the Tibetan ethnic group.

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The population consists of a Buddhist majority whose spiritual leader is the Dalai Lama, seen as a reincarnation of his predecessor. The current Dalai Lama has lived in exile most of his life. Tibet is nicknamed "the roof of the world" and is home to Mt. Everest. Tourists were first allowed to start visiting Tibet in the 1980s, and popular attractions include the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Namtso Lake and Mt. Everest.

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