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Bhutan - A Himalayan Country

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FACTS ABOUT BHUTAN


  • Bhutan officially known as the Kingdom of Bhutan

  • Bhutan is geopolitically in South Asia and is the region's second-least-populous nation after the Maldives. Its population us 727,145

  • Thimphu is its capital and largest city, while Phuntsholing is its financial center.

  • The country's landscape ranges from lush subtropical plains in the south to the sub-alpine Himalayan mountains in the north, where there are peaks higher than 7,000 metres (23,000 ft).

  • Gangkhar Puensum is Bhutan's highest peak and may also be the highest unclimbed mountain in the world.

  • In South Asia, Bhutan ranks first in economic freedom,ease of doing business, and peace, and is the least corrupt country in the region as of 2016. Its currency is Bhutanese Ngultrum

  • It continues to be least developed country, but expects to graduate from this status by 2023. Hydroelectricity accounts for most of its exports.

  • The government is a parliamentary democracy; the head of state is the King of Bhutan, known as the "Dragon King"

  • Bhutan's National Animal is Takin

  • Bhutan's Dress is: Men - Gho, Women - Kira

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