Tibet Autonomous Region
The Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), Tibet for short, also called the Xizang Autonomous Region (Tibetan: Tibet Autonomous Region name.svg; simplified Chinese: 西藏自治区) is a province-level autonomous region of the People's Republic of China (PRC) created in 1965. Within the People's Republic of China, Tibet is identified with the Autonomous Region, which includes about half of ethno-cultural Tibet, including the traditional provinces of Ü-Tsang and the western half of Kham. The borders of the present Autonomous Region coincide roughly with the actual zone of control of the government of Tibet in 1950. The Tibet Autonomous Region is the second-largest province-level division of China by area, spanning over 1,200,000 square kilometres (460,000 sq mi), after Xinjiang. Unlike other autonomous regions, the vast majority of inhabitants are of the local ethnicity.