Bhutan profile

Bhutanese wallpainting Bhutan has a rich artistic heritage
  • Full name: Kingdom of Bhutan
  • Population: 750,000 (UN, 2012)
  • Capital and largest city: Thimphu
  • Area: 38,364 sq km (14,812 sq miles)
  • Major language: Dzongkha (official)
  • Major religions: Buddhism (official), Hinduism
  • Life expectancy: 66 years (men), 70 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 ngultrum = 100 chetrum
  • Main exports: Electricity, timber, cement, agricultural products, handicrafts
  • GNI per capita: US $2,130 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .bt
  • International dialing code: +975

More Asia stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • FutureThe future is now

    Get the latest updates and biggest ideas from BBC Future’s World-Changing Ideas Summit

Programmes

  • Smart glassesClick Watch

    Smart spectacles go into battle – the prototypes looking to take on Google Glass

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.