Where is Bhutan?

Bhutan is an Asian country covering 38,394.00 km2. This makes it the 62nd smallest country in the world and slightly larger than Maryland; about one-half the size of Indiana. Its geographic coordinates are 27 30 N, 90 30 E and Thimphu is the capital city.

Bhutan has a 1,136.00 km border with China (477 km) and India (659 km). Bhutan and China are currently still involved in negotiations to establish a common boundary alignment.

The countryis named after Bhotia, the ethnic Tibetans who migrated from Tibet to Bhutan.

Its ISO code is BT.

Geography

It is located in Southern Asia. Bhutan has a mean elevation of 2,220 m above sea level.

It has a climate that is mostly tropical in the southern plains, and less moderate in the central valley and Himilaya regions. Its terrain is mostly mountainous with some areas of savanna.

Population

Bhutan has a population of 750,125 making it the 164th largest in the world.

Sharchhopka, Dzongkha, Lhotshamkha are all widely spoken. The major ethnicities are Ngalop, ethnic Nepalese and indigenous or migrant tribes. The population is mostly Lamaistic Buddhist.

The dialing code for the country is 975.

Government

Bhutan is an independent country. It became a unified kingdom in 1907. Its constitution was last ratified in 2008.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Bhutan's GDP is $6,432,000,000.00 (USD) with $8,100.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 165th largest economy and its citizens the 146th richest in the world. The currency of Bhutan is the Ngultrum (BTN).

Its major export partner is India. Its main exports are electricity, ferrosilicon, cement, and cardamom. Its major import partners are India and France. Its major imports include fuel, lubricants, airplanes, and machiney.