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Lhasa is a city and administrative capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The urban area of Lhasa is roughly equivalent to the administrative borders of Chengguan district, which is part of the wider Lhasa prefecture-level city, an area formerly administered as a prefecture.

Lhasa is the second most populous city on the Tibetan Plateau after Xining and, at an altitude of {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}, Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world. The city has been the religious and administrative capital of Tibet since the mid-17th century. It contains many culturally significant Tibetan Buddhist sites such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Norbulingka Palaces.


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