Independence Year : 1910
Population : 2124000
Life Expectancy : 52.4
Capital : 192
GNP : 372.00
GNP Old : 383.00
Local Name : Druk-Yul
Government Form : Monarchy
Location : Southern Asia, between China and India.
Terrain : Mountainous, from the Himalayas to lower-lying foothills to plains with semi-tropical forest, savannah grassland and bamboo jungles
Climate : Alpine to temperate to subtropical with monsoon season from June to September
Ethnic Group : Bhutan has three main ethnic groups, Sharchops, Ngalongs (50%) and Lhotsampas, one of several Nepalese ethnic groups (35%), indigenous or migrant tribes 15%.
Religions : The tantric form of Mahayana Bhuddhism (Drukpa Kagyupa) is state religion, Indian- and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism 25%
Official Website : www.bhutan.gov.bt/government/index_new.php
Genral Information - Bhutan
The Kingdom of Bhutan is a small, land-locked mountainous nation in Asia, located in the eastern Himalaya Mountains north of India and south of China.
It is a country with a strong ancient Buddhist culture and almost completely cut off for centuries to avoid foreign influences.
Bhutan began to open up very slowly to outsiders in the 1970s.
Tourism today is privatised by the Royal Government of Bhutan in 1991 but still restricted; travel is only possible as part of a pre-arranged package or guided tour