Facts on Bhutan

  • Location: Located in the Eastern Himalayas, bordered by Tibet (China) in the north, and Indian States of Sikkim and West Bengal to the south-west, Assam to south and Arunachal Pradesh to the east.
  • Area: 38,394km2.
  • Altitude: Ranging from 150m in south and 7550m above sea level in the north respectively.
  • Population: about 700,000.Capital: Thimphu.
  • Local Time: Six hours ahead of GMT and 3hours behind Japan.
  • Religions: Mahayana Buddhism.
  • Currency: Ngultrum, it has the same value as Indian Rupee. One US$ is roughly equal to 55NU.

National Symbols of Bhutan

  • National Tree: Weeping Cyprus (Cupressus Corneyana)
  • National Flower: Blue Poppy (Meconopsis Gakyidiana)
  • National Bird: Raven (Corvus Corax)
    National Animal: Takin (Budorcas Taxicolor)
  • National Butterfly: Ludlow`s Bhutan swallowtail (Bhutanitis Ludlowi)
  • National Sports: Archery.
  • National Day: 17th December


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