Flag of Tibet (GIF)


Tibet, or Xizang Autonomous Region, is a provincial autonomous region of the People's Republic of China located in southwestern China. Its capital is Lhasa, and its population is about 3 million.

The Tibetan flag shows two snow lions holding a blue and orange yin-yang symbol and a burning blue, white, and orange gem on a white mountain on which a golden sun rises. Twelve alternating red and blue rays extend from around the sun to the edges of the flag, and the top, left, and bottom sides of the flag are surrounded by a gold border.

The snowy mountain represents the geographical position of Tibet. Two lions describe the harmony between religion and earthly rule. The rising sun symbolizes freedom, happiness, and prosperity. The twelve stripes represent the ancestry of Tibetan tribes. Other elements in the flag symbolize the principles and ideals of Buddhism. The height-to-width ratio of the flag is 5:8, and the flag was adopted in 1916. In addition, the Chinese flag is officially used instead of this flag.


Keywords: Flag of Tibet (Tibetan: བོད་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་དར།; Chinese: 雪山獅子旗), GIF

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