Bhutan

Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country and the second largest Himalayan state in Asia. Located in the Eastern Himalayas, it is bordered by China in the north and India in the south. Bhutan is separated from Nepal by the Indian state of Sikkim and from Bangladesh by the Indian states of West Bengal and Assam. With over 700,000 inhabitants, its population is the seventh largest in South Asia. Thimphu is its capital and largest city, while Phuntsholing is its financial and commercial center. Situated on the ancient Silk Road between Tibet and the Indian subcontinent, the Bhutanese state was unified in the early 17th century and developed a distinct national identity based on Buddhism. Headed by a spiritual leader known as the Zhabdrung Rinpoche, the territory was composed of many fiefdoms and governed as a Buddhist theocracy. Following a civil war in the 19th century, the House of Wangchuck reunited the country and established relations with the British Empire. Bhutan fostered strong relations with India during the rise of Chinese communism. In 2008, it transitioned from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy and held its first National Assembly election. The politics of Bhutan features a two party system.

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Geographical values

  • absolute in degrees, minutes and seconds:
    27° 29′ 53″ N • of northern latitude
    89° 38′ 6″ E • of eastern longitude
  • in degrees with decimal fractions:
    27.497939°; 89.634968°

Length of Bhutan from south to north is 179.613 kilometers, from west ot east – from 334.676 km on south to 329.794 km on north.

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Flag of Bhutan
Flag of Bhutan
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Coat of arms of Bhutan

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