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Flag of Bhutan
Land Area 38,394 km2
Total Area 38,394km2 (#133)
Population 750,125 (#164)
Population Density 19.54/km2
Government Type Constitutional Monarchy
GDP (PPP) $6.43 Billion
GDP Per Capita $8,100
Currency Ngultrum (BTN)
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Bhutan Flag:
Flag of Bhutan

The Bhutan flag was officially adopted in 1965.

The flag features the Thunder Dragon, the country's emblem.

Yellow symbolizes the authority of the king, white represents purity and loyalty, and orange is symbolic of the Drukpa monasteries.

Larger Bhutan flag

Bhutan Coat of Arms:
Flag of Bhutan

The emblem of Bhutan contains a double diamond-thunderbolt (dorje) centered, representing the harmony between secular and religious power. Two dragons stand on on either side, with a lotus flower (symbolizing purity) resting on the bottom and a jewel on top (expressing sovereign power).

Bhutan Trivia

What Kind of Government Does Bhutan Have?

Since 18 July 2008, the Government of Bhutan has been a constitutional monarchy with the King being the Head of State and the Prime Minister heads the executive branch of the government.

What Type Of Government Does Bhutan Have?

What is the biggest city in Bhutan?

Thimpu is the Kingdom of Bhutan’s largest and capital city. Around 115,000 people live in the city.

Biggest Cities And Towns In Bhutan

What are the Ecological Regions of Bhutan?

The ecological regions in Bhutan are divided into six Biomes including tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests, tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands.

Ecological Regions Of Bhutan

Who Was the First Prime Minister of Bhutan?

Jigme Thinley was the first prime minister of Bhutan, holding office between 1998 and 1999.

Prime Ministers of Bhutan

What is the Largest National Park in Bhutan?

The Wangchuck Centennial Park is Bhutan’s largest national park and encompasses an area of 4,914 square km. Tibet lies to the north of the park while the tributaries of the Wong Chhu border it in the west. The Wangchuck Centennial Park was established on December 12, 2008, in the honor of the Wangchuck dynasty of the country. Several middle-Himalayan ecoregions ranging from blue pine forests at lower altitudes to alpine meadows at higher altitudes are found here.

The 10 Spectacular National Parks, Sanctuaries, And Nature Reserves Of Bhutan

What is the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary?

The Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area spanning parts of Bhutan's Trashigang and Samdrup Jongkhar Districts. The sanctuary is home to several endemic species of flora and fauna, like the eastern blue pine and the black-rumped magpie.

Ten Best Places to Visit in Bhutan

About the Author

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