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Where is Bhutan?

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Located in the continent of Asia, Bhutan covers 38,394 square kilometers of land, making it the 138th largest nation in terms of land area.

Bhutan became an independent state in 1947, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Bhutan is 716,896 (2012) and the nation has a density of 19 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Bhutan is the Ngultrum (BTN). As well, the people of Bhutan are refered to as Bhutanese.

The dialing code for the country is 975 and the top level internet domain for Bhutanese sites is .bt.

Bhutan shares land borders with 2 countries: India, China.

To learn more, visit our detailed Bhutan section.

Quick facts

Population 716,896
Density 18.7 / km2 ( 48.4 / mi2 )
Language Dzongkha
Independence Year 1947
Capital Thimphu (Thimphu)
Currency Ngultrum
GDP 1,821,412,873 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 2,541 (2014 data)
Land Area 38,394 km2 (14,824 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries India, China
Minimum Longitude 88.770
Maximum Longitude 92.130
Mininum Latitude 26.710
Maximum Latitude 28.330

What is the capital of Bhutan?

map showing the location of Bhutan
Location of Thimphu on a map.

Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan. It has a population of 98,676, and is located on a latitue of 27.47 and longitude of 89.64.

Thimphu is also the political center of Bhutan, which is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Thimphu, the Capital Of Bhutan

City Thimphu
Country Bhutan
Population 98,676
Longitude 89.64191000
Latitude 27.46609000
Elevation 2307 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.