Bhutan At a Glance

Those fortunate enough to visit Bhutan describe Bhutan as a unique, deeply spiritual and mystical experience.

This kingdom is an adventure like no other kingdom in the world.

Total Area :

38 390 km2

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 :

7,92312 (2024)

Language :

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

Religion :

Mahayana Buddhism,Hinduism.

Capital :


Political System:

Democratic Constitutional Monarchy.

Time :


Currency :

Ngultrum 1 US$ = Nu.84 (2024)


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 :

71% of the land area

Cultivated area :

2.93% 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:

71 Years.

Local time         :

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

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