bhutan at glance



Capital city: Thimphu

Population: Approximately 771,608 (as of 2021)

Official language: Dzongkha

Currency: Ngultrum (BTN) and Indian Rupee (INR)

Government: Constitutional monarchy

King: Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

Prime Minister: Lotay Tshering

Religion: Buddhism (officially recognized)

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): Approximately $3.16 billion USD (as of 2020)

Major industries: Agriculture, forestry, tourism, and hydroelectric power
Bhutan is known for its commitment to preserving its environment, culture, and tradition. The country measures its success in terms of Gross National Happiness (GNH) rather than GDP.

Bhutan is home to many beautiful Buddhist monasteries and temples, as well as stunning natural landscapes including the Himalayan mountains and subtropical forests.
Bhutan is also famous for its colorful festivals, such as the Paro Tsechu and Thimphu Tshechu, which feature traditional dances, music, and costumes.

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