Picturesque glacial valley
Black-necked cranes in Phobjikha
Whitewater rafting
Tourists arrive at Paro International Airport
Explore the trail less trodden
Rich biodiversity
Land of Festivals
Nomadic way of life
Unique architecture
Biking in the Himalayas
Thimphu valley
Paro International Airport
Trekkers paradise
Faces of Bhutan
Explore beautiful valleys

Bhutan at a Glance

Total Area

38,394 square kilometers

Geography

Landlocked between China (Tibet) and India

Altitude

100m above sea level in the South to over 7,500 m. above sea leve in the North.

Population

646,851 (2006)

Language

Bhutan’s official language is Dzongkha while English is widely spoken

Religion

Mahayana Buddhism in its Tantric form

Capital

Thimphu

Political System

Democratic Constitutional Monarchy

Time

6 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time

Currency

Ngultrum (at par with Indian rupee) 1US$ = Nu.38.75 (Jan, 2008)

Terrain

It can be divided into three major parts:

Geographic regions from North to South; the high Himalayas of North, the hills and valleys of the central and the foothills and plains of the South.

Forest coverage

72.5% of the land area

Cultivated area

7.8% of total land

Altitude

100 m above sea level in the south to over 7,500 m above sea level in the north

Longitude

88 45’ - 92 10’ East

Latitude

26 45’ - 28 15’ North

Life expectancy

66 yrs

Local time

6 hrs ahead of GMT and half an hour ahead of Indian Standard Time

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