Tibet Autonomous Region is situated in the
southwestern border area of the People's
Republic of China. Lying at 78°25'—99°06'
E and 26°50'—36°53'N, it covers
an area of more tha 1.22 square km, or one-eighth
of China’s land area. With a size
equal to the total of the five countries
including the Great Britain, France, Germany,
the Netherland and Luxemburg, Tibet is second
largest provincial-area in China, next only
to the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
It abuts the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
and Qinghai Province in the north, Sichuan
Province in the east, and Yunnan Province
in the southeast. It also has a 3,842 km
border with the neighboring countries of
Myanmar, India, Bhutan and Nepal as well
as Kashmir in the south and west.