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Land of the Thunder

Dragon Bhután is a tiny country that is only 177 kilometres from north to south, and 321 kilometres from east to west. It nestles in the Himalayas between India and China. Almost completely cut off for centuries, it has tried to let in some aspects of the outside world while fiercely guarding its ancient traditions. The Bhutanese name for Bhutan, DrukYul, means "Land ofthe Thunder Dragon", and its flag shows a rampaging dragon.

Facts about Bhutan

Administrative divisions: 20 districts (dzongkhag , singular and plural); Bumthang , Chhukha , Chirang , Daga , Gasa , Geylegphug , Ha , Lhuntshi , Mongar , Paro , Pemagatsel , Punakha , Samchi , Samdrup Jongkhar , Shemgang , Tashigang , Tashi Yangtse , Thimphu , Tongsa , Wangdi Phodrang
Area: total: 47 ,000 sq km land: 47 ,000 sq km water: 0 sq km
Background: 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. Under British influence , a monarchy was set up in 1907; three years later , a treaty was signed whereby the British agreed not to interfere in Bhutanese internal affairs and Bhutan allowed Britain to direct its foreign affairs. This role was assumed by independent India after 1947. Two years later , a formal Indo-Bhutanese accord returned the areas of Bhutan annexed by the British , formalized the annual subsidies the country received , and defined India's responsibilities in defense and foreign relations. A 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. In March 2005 , King Jigme Singye WANGCHUCK unveiled the government's draft constitution - which would introduce major democratic reforms - and pledged to hold a national referendum for its approval. In December 2006 , the King abdicated the throne to his son , Jigme Khesar Namgyel WANGCHUCK , in order to give him experience as head of state before the democratic transition. In early 2007 , India and Bhutan renegotiated their treaty to allow Bhutan greater autonomy in conducting its foreign policy , although Thimphu continues to coordinate policy decisions in this area with New Delhi. In July 2007 , seven ministers of Bhutan's ten-member cabinet resigned to join the political process , and the cabinet acted as a caretaker regime until democratic elections for seats to the country's first parliament were completed in March 2008. The king ratified the country's first constitution in July 2008.
Flag description: divided diagonally from the lower hoist-side corner; the upper triangle is yellow and the lower triangle is orange; centered along the dividing line is a large black and white dragon facing away from the hoist side
Capital: name: Thimphu geographic coordinates: 27 29 N , 89 36 E time difference: UTC+6 (11 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time)
Climate: varies; tropical in southern plains; cool winters and hot summers in central valleys; severe winters and cool summers in Himalayas
Currency code: ngultrum (BTN); Indian rupee (INR)
Ethnic groups: Bhote 50% , ethnic Nepalese 35% (includes Lhotsampas - one of several Nepalese ethnic groups) , indigenous or migrant tribes 15%
Geographic coordinates: 27 30 N , 90 30 E
Geography note: landlocked; strategic location between China and India; controls several key Himalayan mountain passes
Government type: in transition to constitutional monarchy; special treaty relationship with India
Imports partners: India 74.5% , Japan 7.4% , Sweden 3.2% (2007)
Internet country code: .bt
Land boundaries: 0 km (landlocked)
Neighbouring countries: total: 1 ,075 km border countries: China 470 km , India 605 km
Languages: Dzongkha (official) , Bhotes speak various Tibetan dialects , Nepalese speak various Nepalese dialects
Location: Southern Asia , between China and India
Map references: Asia
National holiday: National Day (Ugyen WANGCHUCK became first hereditary king) , 17 December (1907)
Nationality: noun: Bhutanese (singular and plural) adjective: Bhutanese
Natural hazards: violent storms from the Himalayas are the source of the country's name , which translates as Land of the Thunder Dragon; frequent landslides during the rainy season
Population: 682 ,321 note: the Factbook population estimate is consistent with the first modern census of Bhutan , conducted in 2005; previous Factbook population estimates for this country , which were on the order of three times the total population reported here , were based on Bhutanese government publications that did not include the census (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Lamaistic Buddhist 75% , Indian- and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism 25%
Terrain: mostly mountainous with some fertile valleys and savanna
Unemployment rate: 2.5% (2004)

Capital of Kingdom of Bhutan

Thimphu (click to view Thimphu map)

Places in Bhutan

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Bhutan. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

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Bumthang District (6 google map locations)
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Chhukha District (4 google map locations)
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Dagana District (2 google map locations)
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Haa District (3 google map locations)
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Lhuntse District (5 google map locations)
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Mongar District (4 google map locations)
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Paro District (4 google map locations)
Pemagatshel District (1 google map locations)
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Punakha District (5 google map locations)
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Samdrup Jongkhar District (5 google map locations)
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Samtse District (4 google map locations)
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Thebong city map
Thimphu District (2 google map locations)
Thumgaon city map
Tima city map
Tongla Kenga city map
Tosumani city map
Trashigang District (6 google map locations)
Trongsa District (2 google map locations)
Tsangka city map
Tse Kang city map
Tsirang District (4 google map locations)
Tungka La city map
Usak city map
Wangchukling city map
Wangdue Phodrang District (3 google map locations)
Yālang city map
Yuwak city map
Zarāfi city map
Zhemgang District (3 google map locations)

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Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.


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