Bhutan's capital and largest city is Thimphu.

In 2006, based on a global survey, Business Week rated Bhutan the happiest country in Asia and the eighth-happiest in the world.

Bhutan's state religion is Vajrayana Buddhism and the population, as of 2015 estimated as 770 thousand people, is predominantly Buddhist.

In 2008, Bhutan made the transition from absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy and held its first general election.

As well as being a member of the United Nations, Bhutan is a member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and hosted SAARC's sixteenth summit in April 2010.

  • Bhutan is a land locked country.
  • Bhutan has largest boundary with India which is approximately 605 km.
  • Bhutan has shortest boundary with China which is approximately 470 km.
  • The largest river in Bhutan is Brahmaputra which is 2950 km.

Tourist Attraction#

Bhutan's ancient Buddhist culture and mountain scenery draw tourists.

National Facts#

  • The national bird of Bhutan is Common raven.
  • Blue poppy (Meconopsis Betonicifolia) is the national flower of Bhutan.


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