Total Area :

38,394 square kilometers

Geography :

Landlocked between China (Tibet) and India

Altitude :

100m above sea level in the South to over 7,500 m. above sea leve in the North.

Population :


Language :

Bhutan’s official language is Dzongkha while English is widely spoken


Mahayana Buddhism in its Tantric form

Capital :


Political System:

Democratic Constitutional Monarchy

Time :

6 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time

Currency :

dollar value changes (2016-17)

Terrain :

It can be divided into three major parts:
Geographic regions from North to South; the high Himalayas of North, the hills and valleys of the central and the foothills and plains of the South.

Forest coverage :

72.5% of the land area

Cultivated area :

7.8% of total land

Altitude :

100 m above sea level in the south to over 7,500 m above sea level in the north

Longitude :

88 45’ - 92 10’ East

Latitude :

26 45’ - 28 15’ North

Life expectancy:

66 yrs

Local time :

6 hrs ahead of GMT and half an hour ahead of Indian Standard Time