Category: Bhutan

The Kingdom of Bhutan is an Asian country located in the eastern part of the Himalayas. The highest point is Gangkar Puensum (7,570 m). There are 750 thousand residents (2016). The capital is Thimphu. For most of its history, Bhutan has been divided into autonomous principalities. Unification took place in the 16th century, with a system of civil and spiritual government. The first Europeans to visit Bhutan were two Portuguese Jesuits, in the 17th century, Estêvão Cacella and João Cabral. These pioneers were also the first Westerners to describe the region. In the early 20th century, the British overthrew the government of the lamas and transformed Bhutan into a protectorate. Due to the difficulty of access, it remained a practically isolated nation, until the middle of the 20th century.

Bhutan Country Population

Bhutan Population

The small mountain state of Bhutan is known for measuring the country’s state in gross national happiness....

Airports in Bhutan

Bhutan Airports

As of 2019, there are 1 airports throughout the country of Bhutan according to IATA and ICAO....

Bhutan Country Flag

Bhutan Facts

Bhutan, State of Asia; 46,000 km2, 754,900 residents (2019).Bhutan, located in the Himalayas, borders China (Tibet) in...

Embassies of Bhutan

Embassies of Bhutan

List of all Bhutan embassies and consulates in foreign countries or regions, including the city where it...