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Bhutan in Brief

Bhutan, nestled in the awe-inspiring Himalayas, is a landlocked Kingdom bounded by two of the world's largest nations, China and India,

A nation driven by strong environmental preservation policies, Bhutan is now one of the top 10 global hotspots, and home to many of the world's magnificent and endangered species of flora and fauna.

With one foot in its glorious past and another in the future, Bhutan is a Kingdom marching along the middle path, guided by a unique development philosophy of Gross National Happiness, where material wealth means little without the happiness and fulfillment of its people.

Population National Language Official Religion
672,425 Dzongkha Mahayana Buddhism
(Vajarayana form)
Country Size Time Currency
38,395 sq. km.
(approx. the size of Switzerland or 1/2
the size of Indiana)
Six hours ahead of GMT The Ngultrum
(at par with the Indian Rupee)
Capital & largest city Main Exports Country Code
Thimphu Electricity, timber, cement, agricultural products, handicrafts +975
Government Head of State Prime Minister
Parliamentary Democracy Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Tshering Tobgay

Information provided by and property of the Department of Tourism, Royal Government of Bhutan

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