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Lhasa, Chengguan District, Lhasa, Tibet, 850000, China (29.65539 91.17047)

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Name: Lhasa topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 29.49539 91.01047 29.81539 91.33047
Minimum elevation: 3,620 m
Maximum elevation: 5,643 m
Average elevation: 4,383 m


Lhasa has an elevation of about 3,600 m (11,800 ft) and lies in the centre of the Tibetan Plateau with the surrounding mountains rising to 5,500 m (18,000 ft). The air only contains 68 percent of the oxygen compared to sea level. The Lhasa River, also Kyi River or Kyi Chu, a tributary of the Yarlung Zangbo River (Brahmaputra River), runs through the southern part of the city. This river, known to local Tibetans as the "merry blue waves", flows through the snow-covered peaks and gullies of the Nyainqêntanglha mountains, extending 315 km (196 mi), and emptying into the Yarlung Zangbo River at Qüxü, forms an area of great scenic beauty. The marshlands, mostly uninhabited, are to the north. Ingress and egress roads run east and west, while to the north, the road infrastructure is less developed.

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