Lhasa (pop. 105,900), capital and largest city of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Once known as the Forbidden City, Lhasa was the center of Tibetan Buddhism until the Chinese invasion of 1951. The Potala, former palace of the Dalai Lama, head of Tibetan Buddhism and now in exile, is in the city.
See also: Tibet.
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