Asia

Bhutan profile - Key facts

  • 17 March 2015
  • From the section Asia
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 $2,330 (World Bank, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .bt
  • International dialing code: +975