Facts about Bhutan

  • Land Area: 38,394 sq km (14,812sq miles)
  • Forest Area: 72%
  • Altitude: Between 240 m to 7,541 m above sea level
  • Dzongkhags (Districts): 20
  • Population: 727,145 (2017 estimate)
  • Capital and Largest City: Thimphu (without traffic lights)
  • National Language: Dzongkha (official), English widely spoken
  • Major Religions: Buddhism (official), Hinduism
  • Life Expectancy: 66 years (men), 70 years (women)
  • Monetary Unit/Currency: 1 ngultrum = 100 chetrum (at par with the Indian rupee)
  • Main Exports: Electricity, timber, cement, agricultural products, handicrafts
  • Local Time: Six hours ahead of GMT
  • National Tree: Cypress
  • National Flower: Blue Poppy
  • National Bird: Raven
  • National Sport: Archery
  • National Animal: Takin
  • Internet Domain: .bt
  • International Dialing Code: +975