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Bhutan FlagBhutan

Land Of Mountains, Land On The River



Population: 708,427 (2011)
Land Area: 47,000 sq km
Natural Resources: Timber, hydro power, gypsum, calcium carbonate
Capital: Thimphu
Political System: Constitutional Monarchy
State Leader: Jigme Thinley (2008)
Languages: Dzongkha, Tibetan dialects, Nepalese Dialects
Currency: Ngultrum (BTN)
Major Religions: Lamaistic Buddhist 75%, Hinduism 25%
Major Ethnicities: Bhote 50%, Nepalese 35%, Indigenous 15%
Life Expectancy: 67.3 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 1.397 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 3.526 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 5,000 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 6.8% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 17.6%, Industry 45%, Services 37.4% (2009)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 43.7%, Industry 39.1%, Services 17.2% (2004)
Industries: Cement, wood products, processed fruits, alcoholic beverages, calcium carbide, tourism
Agriculture Products: Rice, corn, root crops, citrus, food grains; dairy products, eggs
Human Development Index: 0.522 (141st)
Tourism Revenue: 13 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 4% (2009)

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Army Size: NA
Budget: 1% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation


Bhutan is located in south Asia, it is bordered by India and China. Bhutan is one of the most isolated and least developed countries in the world. Bhutan held its first democratic elections in 2008.

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CIA World Factbook: Bhutan
Wikipedia: Bhutan

Updated on: December 2, 2011