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.
To learn more, visit our detailed Bhutan section.
|Density||18.7 / km2 ( 48.4 / mi2 )|
|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|
What is the capital of Bhutan?
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
|Elevation||2307 meters over sea level|
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