Bhutan

Geography

Situated Strategically Between Chinese-Occupied Tibet And India, Bhutan Commands Several Important Himalayan Mountain Passes That Connects Assam Of India To Tibet And Are The Only Entry-Points Into The Kingdom.

The Difficulty In Getting Access To The Kingdom Of Bhutan And Its Policy Of Keeping Itself ‘Isolated’ From The Rest Of The World For Centuries Has Earned It The Name Of The ‘Mountain Fortress Of The Gods.’ Bhutan Was Never Invaded Actually And Was Never Colonized By The British, Though They Managed To Claim It As Their Territory For A Very Brief Time By Threatening To Take Over The Plains In The Extreme South Of The Country. However, Independence Quickly Followed.

In This Highly Globalized World There Is A Sanctuary Where Those Who Visited Describe It As A Unique, Deeply Spiritual And A Mystical Experience. It Is Rated As One Of The Most Refreshing And Exclusive Destinations In The World Today. This Is The Kingdom Of Bhutan.

In Bhutan, We See The Rare Interplay Of The Old And New. Here Is A Country That Is Slowly And Ever So Cautiously Opening Up To The Modern World Carrying With It, Its Ancient Traditions. This Kingdom Could Give You An Experience And An Adventure That Is Both Exhilarating And Exciting Like No Other Place.

Located In The Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan Is Bordered By China In The North & Indian State Of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam & West Bengal In The East, West & South.

Head Of The State King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck
Head Of The Government Prime Minister
Government Constitutional Parliamentary Democracy
Population 697,000 (UN, 2009)
Population 697,000 (UN, 2009)
Capital And Largest City Thimphu
Area 38,364 Sq Km (14,812 Sq Miles)
Districts 20 Districts
Major Language Dzongkha (Official)
Major Religion Mahayana Buddhism (Official)
Currency Ngultrum (At Par With Indian Rupee)
Main Exports Electricity, Timber, Cement, Agricultural Products, Handicrafts
GNI Per Capita US $1,900 (World Bank, 2008)
National Dress 'Gho' For Men And 'Kira' For Women
Time GMT +6 Hours
National Sport Archery
National Emblem The Royal Crest
National Bird Raven
National Animal Takin
National Flower Blue Poppy
National Tree Cypress
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