2,376,000 people





Map of Bhutan

Area in square kilometers

47,000 km2
The population of Bhutan had been estimated based on the reported figure of about 1 million in the 1970s when the country had joined the United Nations and precise statistics were lacking.
Bhutan, is a small landlocked state in South Asia, located at the eastern end of the Himalayas and bordered to the south, east and west by the Republic of India and to the north by the People's Republic of China.
Bhutan existed as a patchwork of minor warring fiefdoms until the early 17th century, when the area was unified by the Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who was guided by a prophecy, fled religious persecution in Tibet and cultivated a separate Bhutanese identity.
Bhutan is a small country in the Himalayas between the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and India.
Bhutan is the only Vajrayana Buddhist nation in the world, and the profound teachings of this tradition remain well preserved and exert a strong influence in all aspects of life.
In terms of average wage, Bhutan is a poor country, however the land is fertile and the population small, so the people are well fed, and beggars and homeless are nonexistent, except for few.
Bhutan's early history is steeped in mythology and remains obscure. It may have been inhabited as early as 2000 B.C., but not much was known until the introduction of Tibetan Buddhism in the 9th century.
Bhutan is one of the only countries which has been independent throughout its history, never conquered, occupied, or governed by an outside power.
are clear, Bhutan has continuously and successfully defended its sovereignty.
Map of BhutanMap of Bhutan Ruler: King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchukin (2006) Prime Minister: Lyonpo Jigme Thinley (2008) Total area: 18,147 sq mi (47,000 sq km) Population (2010 est.): 699,847 (growth rate: 1.
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Bhutan's first national elections in March 2008 marked the country's shift from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy.
Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is no ordinary place. This is a country where buying cigarettes is illegal, where the rice is red and where chillies aren’t just a seasoning but the entire dish.
Tourism in Bhutan is also unique.
What you won’t find in Bhutan is backpacker-style independent travel. This is Nepal for the jet set.
In 1865, Britain and Bhutan signed the Treaty of Sinchulu, under which Bhutan would receive an annual subsidy in exchange for ceding some border land to British India.
Bhutan allowed Britain to direct its foreign affairs. This role was assumed by independent India after 1947.
refugee issue of over 100,000 Bhutanese in Nepal remains unresolved; 90% of the refugees are housed in seven United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) camps.
The Bhutanese economy is mainly agricultural; nearly all exports go to India. Bhutan is a constitutional monarchy with a bicameral legislature; the head of state is the monarch, and the head of government is the prime minister.
In the late 20th century, Bhutan's rulers, aware of the need to increase international interaction and improve the standard of living, embarked on a program to build roads and hospitals and to create a system of secular education. The kings also slowly divested themselves of authority.
Bhutan is closely linked to Tibet and the main schools present belong to the Nyingma and Kagyü lineages. The early history of the country is veiled in legends but Buddhism was introduced there in the course of the 7th century ce.
Bhutan with wide selection of tours and treks showcasing the very best aspects of this enchanting kingdom. Bhutan, known to the Bhutanese as Drukyul, the land of the Thunder Dragon, is truly another world.
there is magic left in this world, Bhutan is where you will find it. Roughly the size of Switzerland, this tiny Himalayan Kingdom lies between India and China. Its spectacularly diverse landscape, culture and biodiversity remain virtually unchanged by the passage of the centuries.
Bhutan Excursions provide specialized service in all kind of Tours and Travels that the Bhutan has to offer. We invite you to discover Bhutan with us. It is truly another world.
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COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: Bhutan is a small, land-locked Himalayan country that completed its transition from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy in June 2008. The United States does not have diplomatic relations with Bhutan and there is no U.S. diplomatic presence there.
Read the Department of State’s Background Notes on Bhutan for additional information.
UNDP started its assistance programme in Bhutan in 1973, although its office was established only in 1979. In Bhutan, the foundation of UNDP's work is to ensure that progress is based on people - on their needs, their efforts and their rights...
In Bhutan the report was jointed launched by the UN Resident Coordinator and the Deputy Governor of the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan with financial support from the UNESCAP Office. Read More...
Jun 26, 2011 - The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has 4,125 Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), more than double of what it had during the General Elections, for the Local Government Elections. ...
Jun 26, 2011 - The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) is ready to conduct first Local Government Elections on June 27, 2011. The election will be conducted in the 205 Geogs of 20 Dzongkhags. ...
Bhutan stopped import of poultry and its products following an outbreak of bird flu in India, dragged down the price. ...
Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, or Drukyul, as Bhutanese called it, is indeed a paradise this side of God’s good earth.
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that links Bhutan with the Indian plains of West Bengal, through Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar that links with the Indian state of Assam and through Paro, where the entry is through Druk Air, the National airline of Bhutan...
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final step in Bhutan's historic transition from absolute monarchy to parliamentary democracy. Branches: Executive-prime minister, cabinet. Legislative-parliament (National Council and National Assembly). The king appoints five members of the National Council and the remaining members are elected.
The people of Bhutan can be divided into three broad ethnic categories-Ngalops, Sharchops, and Lhotsampas. The Ngalops make up the majority of the population, living mostly in the western and central areas.
They came to Bhutan in the 19th and 20th centuries, mostly settling in the southern foothills to work as farmers. They speak a variety of Nepali dialects and are predominantly Hindu. HISTORY Bhutan's early history is steeped in mythology and remains obscure.
Those effects in Bhutan, Phear said, will include the threat of added water to high-elevation lakes as a result of melting glaciers in the country. The excess water poses a risk of blowing out dams and flooding surrounding villages.
Planning for the Bhutan Ride for Climate began more than a year ago, when Phear met the president of the Bhutan Foundation in Washington, D.C.
to make a trip to Bhutan a part of the program every year. "Whether it's a variation of this trip or the same, we plan for it to be an annual event of some sort.
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Bhutan, the river is augmented again with the waters of the south flowing Mangde Chhu River.
Bhutan, the People's Republic of China and Nepal to the north; and Bangladesh and Burma to the east.
Browse the Bhutan Photo Gallery The Kingdom of Bhutan has adopted a cautious approach to tourism to avoid any negative impact on the country’s culture and environment.
industry in Bhutan is founded on the principle of sustainability, meaning it must be environmentally friendly, socially and culturally acceptable and economically viable. The number of tourists is also kept to a manageable level by the limited infrastructure.
for Bhutan, Druk Yul, means ’Land of the Thunder Dragon’. Much of Bhutanese history is lost in legends but the first major event was the arrival of Guru Rinpoche, believed to have brought Mahayana Buddhism from Tibet in the eighth century.
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Bhutan joined the ADB in 1982. It has since received $256.06 million in loans and $46.9 million in technical assistance. Today, ADB is Bhutan's largest multilateral development partner. * View fact sheet.
A broad approach to Bhutan's complex power challenges has kept people healthier, allowed children to learn better, and fueled a nascent tech boom.
Bhutan has granted British art experts access to the country’s roughly 2,000 Buddhist temples and monasteries in an effort to preserve wall paintings from the 16th through 19th centuries, The Observer of London reported.
Heavy Turnout in First Bhutan Election By SOMINI SENGUPTA The once reclusive land further opened its doors to the world and joined the list of democratic nations.
Tiny Bhutan Will Vote Today to Trade Absolute Rule for Democracy By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The elections in the tiny Buddhist state, wedged in the Himalayas between India and China, were ordered by the country’s royal family to end its absolute rule.
King of Bhutan scheduled to be held in October 2011. Thimphu, Bhutan (PRWEB) June 22, 2011 Yetis & Dragons, a leading Bhutan Travel agency and tour operator located on the worldwide web at http://www.BhutanTravelAgency.
Bhutan holiday packages have been scheduled to coincide with the upcoming wedding of the King of Bhutan, His Royal Highness Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck.
future Queen of Bhutan is the 2nd among 5 children of Dhondup Gyaltshen. Jetsun Pema is a keen student of painting and the fine arts. The King and the Queen both share a passion for the sport of basketball.
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