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Bhutan Introduction

      Bhutan is a small, developing independent country in south-central Asia. It lies in the eastern Himalaya between India and Tibet.

      Bhutan is a rugged, mountainous country with great extremes of climate. Thick forests grow on the rain-drenched southern slopes of the mountains.
It is extremely hot in the low foothill regions and extremely cold in the Great Himalaya. Only in the mid-Himalaya regions is the climate moderate.

A Short Background

Under British influence a monarchy was set up in 1907; three years later a treaty was signed whereby the country became a British protectorate. Independence was attained in 1949, with India subsequently guiding foreign relations and supplying aid.

A refugee issue of some 100,000 Bhutanese in Nepal remains unresolved; 90% of these displaced persons are housed in seven United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) camps.

Maoist Assamese separatists from India, who have established themselves in the southeast portion of Bhutan, have drawn Indian cross-border incursions.

1UpTravel's Guide to Bhutan

Topography of Bhutan - Read more about the geography and topography of Bhutan

History of Bhutan - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Bhutan

Life & People of Bhutan - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Bhutan

Local Cuisine of Bhutan - Find out delicious local cuisines of Bhutan

Holidays in Bhutan - Check out a list of the local holidays in Bhutan

Festivals in Bhutan - Learn about the festivals in Bhutan

Embassies of Bhutan - Provides an Embassy database for Bhutan

Administration facts of Bhutan - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Bhutan

Newstands in Bhutan - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Bhutan

Attractions in Bhutan - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Bhutan

Maps of Bhutan - Discover a detailed map of Bhutan

Map Database of Bhutan - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Bhutan

Flags of Bhutan - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Bhutan. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Bhutan - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Bhutan

Shopping in Bhutan - Find out the best places for shopping in Bhutan

Restaurants in Bhutan - Browse a list of eat-outs in Bhutan

Geography of Bhutan - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Bhutan

People of Bhutan - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Bhutan

Government and Politics in Bhutan - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Bhutan.

Economy of Bhutan - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Bhutan

Communications in Bhutan - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Bhutan

Transportation in Bhutan - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Bhutan

Military of Bhutan - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Bhutan

Transnational Issues of Bhutan - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Bhutan


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