13 Oct 2016
Lhasa (Tibet) City Information
|Major Economic Indicators (2015)|
|Land Area (km2)||31,662|
|GDP (RMB billion)||37.7|
|GDP Per Capita (RMB)||N.A.|
|Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)||20.6|
Source: Tibet Statistical Yearbook 2016
Lhasa, in the Tibetan language, means "Holy Land" or "Buddha Land". It is the capital city of China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
The city is located in the middle of Tibet with an altitude of 3,650 meters. It is one of the highest cities in the world.
Lhasa is an important transportation hub in the Tibet Autonomous Region. Lhasa Gongga Airport connects Lhasa with most western Chinese cities. It is also accessible by train. With a total length of 1,956 km, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway is the longest plateau railway and also the highest in the world.
Major industries of the city include mining, building materials, folk handicrafts and Tibetan medicine.
Lhasa has a significant service sector mainly due to its tourism industry. Lhasa is one of the 24 historical and cultural cities in China. It attracts people around the world with its unique plateau scenery and mysterious religious atmosphere. Major attraction includes Potala Palace.
Major Industrial Park / Development Zone
Lhasa Economic and Technological Development Zone (state-level)
Target industries: Mining, building materials, folk handicrafts and Tibetan medicine, tourism, characteristic plateau food processing
Major investors: Tibet Tianzhi Bo-technology Development, Qizheng Tibetan Medicine, Tibetan Traditional Medicine Pharmaceutical, Tibet Zhongkai Mining Group, Tibet Mingzhu Satellite Navigation Application Technology, Tibet Qisheng Native Products, etc.