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Lhasa is the most important city in modern and historical Tibet, both religiously and politically; located in the geographical center of central Tibet, it is home to the sacred center of Tibet in the Jokhang Temple and the famed Potala Palace, from which the Dalai Lamas ruled over Tibet.

Feature Type:
City ADM3 Capital of a 1st order administrative division
  • ལྷ་ས། (Tibetan, Tibetan script, Original)
    • lha sa (Tibetan, Latin script, THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)
    • Shixiaqu (Tibetan, Latin script, Ethnic Pinyin Tibetan Transcription)
    • Lhasa (Tibetan, Latin script, THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
    • 拉薩 (Tibetan, Traditional Chinese Characters, Tibetan-to-Chinese Transcription)
      • 拉萨 (Tibetan, Simplified Chinese Characters, Traditional-to-Simplified Chinese Transliteration)
      • Lasa (Tibetan, Latin script, Pinyin Transcription)
Etymology for ལྷ་ས།:

Literally, god-place.

Place ID: F637

Geocode Name: THL Extended GB Code, Code: gb.ext

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