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Bhutan

Official English Name:Kingdom of Bhutan

Official Local Name(s): འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་ཁབ

Common English Name: Bhutan

Capital: Thimphu

REGION
South Asia
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
India (South)
China (North)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
None (Landlocked)
TOTAL AREA
38,394 km2 (100% land, 0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
1,136 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
0 km (Landlocked)
CLIMATE
Varies
Tropical in southern plains
Cool winters and hot summers in the central valleys
Severe winters and cool summers in the Himalayas
TERRAIN
Mostly mountainous
Fertile valleys
Savanna
HIGHEST POINT
Gangkar Puensum (7,570 m)
LOWEST POINT
Drangeme Chhu (97 m)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Timber
Hydropower
Gypsum
Calcium carbonate
NATURAL DISASTERS
Violent storms
Landslides
DEMONYM
Bhutanese
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Ngalop (50%)
Nepalese (35%)
Sharchop (15%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Dzongkha
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Sharchopka
Lhotshamka
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Lamaistic Buddhist (75.3%)
Hindu (22.1%)
POPULATION
750,125
LARGEST CITY
Thimphu (98,676)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Constitutional monarchy
HEAD OF STATE
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
20 Districts
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
1907 (Unification)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Druk
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Druk tsendhen
GDP PER CAPITA
$7,700 (USD)
CURRENCY
NU (Ngultrum)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = NU.66.79
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.bt
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+975

The Bhutanese name for their country translates into “Land of the Thunder Dragons”, originating from the violent storms occurring in the Himalayas Mountains.

Bhutan has a strict dress code to preserve its culture; men must wear a gho, a type of robe, and women must wear kiras, a dress.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bt.html (Majority of information)

http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/bhutan-population/ (Thimphu population)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 28 October 2016