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Bhutan

Bhutan is a landlocked state in South Asia located at the eastern end of the Himalayas. Some curious facts about Bhutan:

  • The official name of Bhutanis the ‘Kingdom of Bhutan.
  • The official language of BhutanisDzonkha. However, Tibetan and Nepali dialects are also widely spoken here.
  • Majority of the people in Bhutanfollow Lamaistic Buddhism, followed by Hinduism.
  • The currency of Bhutanis Ngultrum. However, Indian Rupee is also accepted there.
  • The capital of Bhutanis Thimphu.
  • Bhutanfollows the system of Democracy as well as Constitutional Monarchy.
  • Bhutan is one of the most isolated and least developed nations in the world.
  • In 2006, Business Week rated Bhutan as the happiest country in Asia and the eighth happiest country in the world.
  • The first democratic elections were held in Bhutan in March 2008.
  • Bhutan is a member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
  • The highest point in Bhutan is Kula Kangri (7,553 m).
  • The violent storms that often occur in Bhutan have given it the name of ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’.
  • Buddhism was introduced in Bhutan in the mid-7th century.
  • Bhutanese monarchy was founded in 1907. The first King of Bhutan was Gongsar Ugen Wangchuck, who reigned till 1926.
  • A treaty was signed between Bhutan and the United Kingdom in 1910, which gave the UK control over Bhutan’s foreign affairs.
  • After attaining independence in 1947, India took over the UK’s role in Bhutan. The country also gave the land ceded to the British in 1865, back to Bhutan.
  • Jigmi Dorji Wangchuck, the third King of Bhutan, was known as the ‘Father of Modern Bhutan’.
  • Bhutan was recognized as a country by the United Nations in 1971.
  • The foreign tourists were allowed into Bhutan, for the first time, in the year 1974.
  • Limited television and internet access were introduced to Bhutan in 1999.
  • Cement, wood products, processed fruits and alcoholic beverages are the main industries of Bhutan.
  • The dragon on Bhutan’s national flag represents Druk, the Tibetan name for the Kingdom of Bhutan.
  • In Bhutan, healthcare is free for both residents as well as visitors.
  • The national sport of Bhutan is Archery.

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