Bhutan

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Bhutan

The Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked South Asian nation situated between India and China. The entire country is mountainous except for a small strip of subtropical plains in the extreme south which is intersected by valleys known as the Duars. The elevation gain from the subtropical plains to the glacier-covered Himalayan heights exceeds 7,000 m (23,000 feet). Its traditional economy is based on forestry, animal husbandry, and subsistence agriculture, but these account for less than 50% of the GDP now that Bhutan has become an exporter of hydroelectricity. Cash crops, tourism, and development aid (the latter mostly from India) are also significant. An extensive census conducted in April 2006 resulted in a population figure of 672,425. Thimphu is the capital and largest city. Bhutan is one of the most isolated nations in the world; foreign influences and tourism are regulated by the government to preserve its traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture. Most Bhutanese follow either the Drukpa Kagyu or the Nyingmapa school of Tibetan Buddhism. The official language is Dzongkha (lit. "the language of the dzong"). Bhutan is often described as the last surviving refuge of traditional Himalayan Buddhist culture. Bhutan is linked historically and culturally with its northern neighbor Tibet, yet politically and economically today's kingdom has drawn much closer to India. Bhutan has been a monarchy since 1907. The different dzongkhags were united under the leadership of the Trongsa Penlop. King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who has made some moves toward constitutional government, announced in December 2005 that he would abdicate in 2008 in favour of his eldest son. On December 14, 2006, he announced that he would be abdicating immediately, and his son, Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, took the throne. As of April 22, 2007, parliamentary elections are scheduled to be held in 2008 for the first time in the country's history, upon royal orders.

Country:
Bhutan
Alternative Name:
Kingdom of Bhutan
Date Became
a United Nations Member:
September 21, 1971
Date of Independence:
August 8, 1949 (from India)
UN Mission Website:

http://www.un.org/

Government Website:

http://www.tourism.gov.bt/

UN Mission E-mail:

bhutan@un.int

Wikipedia Entry:
Bhutan
CIA Factbook Entry:
Bhutan
UN CyberschoolBus:
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Bhutan Maps and Flags


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Color Cutout Size Flag

Bhutan Color Flag (Cutout Size)  293.3 KB

Color flag for mounting on a dowel or straw. Flags are approximately 3" x 5" when cut out. Letter size document.

Color Letter Size Flag

Bhutan Color Flag (Letter Size) 333.8 KB

This flag is suitable for applications where a letter size, full-color flag is required. Printed flag measures approximately 8" x 10". Can be enlarged to almost any size on large format printers. Includes small illustration of where country is located on the globe (orthographic perspective format).

Color Tabloid Size Flag

Bhutan Color Flag (Tabloid Size) 258.9 KB

This flag is suitable for applications where a tabloid size, full-color flag is required. Printed flag measures approximately 10" x 15". Can be enlarged to almost any size on large format printers.

Perspective Color Map

Bhutan Color Map (Orthographic Perspective Letter Size) 282.1 KB

This map is suitable for applications where a letter size, full-color orthographic perspective (globe) map showing Afghanistan's location is required. Printed map measures 8" wide. Can be enlarged on wide format printers without losing resolution.

Outline Cutout Size Flag

Bhutan Outline Flag (Cutout Size) 288.2 KB

Color your own flag for your favorite country! Letter size outline flag for mounting on a dowel or straw. Flags are approximately 3" x 5" when cut out. Letter size document.

Outline Letter Size Flag

Bhutan Outline Flag (Letter Size) 315.9 KB

This flag is suitable for applications where a letter size, outline flag is required. Students can color their own versions. Printed flag measures approximately 8" x 10". Size can vary. Can be enlarged to almost any size on large format printers. Includes small illustration of where country is located on the globe (orthographic perspective format).

PowerPoint

Bhutan Microsoft PowerPoint 371.5 KB

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Word

Bhutan Microsoft Word 363 KB

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Zip Archive

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