The Region Of The Tibet Himalayas Essay

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Region
The area of the world that can be best proven to a region is Tibet, part of a bigger region called the Trans-Himalayans. It is located in the Qingzang Plateau, and the southern part is the main area of focus. It is located near some of the biggest mountains in the world. They include “Mt Everest (8,848 m) -- the highest mountain in the world, Namcha Barwa (7,756 m / 25,445 ft) -- around which the Brahmaputra carves a fantastic gorge to enter India, and Gurla Mandhata (7,728 m / 25,355 ft)”(library.thinkquest.org). The area is in China, and is located close to Nepal, and India. Tibet is a little known area of China, as most of any hiking business is attracted toward the Nepal area. In fact, according to Jon Krakauer, Nepal not only charges more money foe climbing the famous mountain range, but “sixteen of the thirty expeditions last spring [1995] were climbing on the Nepal side of the mountain.” (Krakauer, Into Thin Air, page 27). However, despite not being well known the Tibet-Himalayas are an area with many common characteristics, both of a physical, human, and cultural kind.
Physical Characteristics
The Tibet region has common physical characteristics. The elevation of this is area is the highest elevation in the world that humans as a whole inhabit, with “an average altitude of 4875m (16,000ft)” (The World Encyclopedia 2005). The area is very mountainous, with little field area, as the Brahmaputra valley being the only place that people farm; it also is the only area that has a major city (The World Encyclopedia 2005). Tibet has a vast amount of mineral resources that they mine, including “gold, copper, and uranium” (The World Encyclopedia 2005). To picture Tibet, one must truly imagine the mountainous areas, with the hardly
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breathable air. Tibet’s physical area is truly unique.
Human Characteristics
Tibet’s human characteristics are very interesting. The population of Tibet is 2.62 million, with a population density of only 2.1 persons per square kilometer (www.unescap.org). Most of the population is aged 15-64, and the average life expectancy is 57 for males and 61 for females (www.unescap.org). Immigration in the country is not high, as over 90% of the population is native to Tibet (www.uescap.org). The race is dominantly Chinese, with the only other races being from tourism.
Cultural Characteristics

Tibet’s culture is very unique compared to the now modern China. The Tibetan economy mainly consists of “subsistence agriculture, or the growing of enough food to live off of. There is very little arable land available and the main crops grown are...

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