Information About Bhutan
Area: 46,500 sq km (17,954 sq miles).
Population: 618,643 (1997).
Population Density: 13.3 per sq km.
Capital: Thimpu , Population : 27,000 (1990).
Bhutan is located in the eastern Himalayas, bordered to the
north by China and to the south, east and west by India. The
altitude varies from 300m (1000ft) in the narrow lowland region
to 7000m (22,000ft) in the Himalayan plateau in the north, and
there are three distinct climatic regions. The foothills are
tropical and home to deer, lion, leopards and the rare golden
monkey as well as much tropical vegetation including many
species of wild orchids. The Inner Himalaya region is temperate;
wildlife includes bear, boar and sambar and the area is rich in
deciduous forests. The High Himalaya region is very thinly
populated, but the steep mountain slopes are the home of many
species of animals including snow leopards and musk deer
A abode in the heart of the vast Himalayan region, but little
known to the outside world just being wedged between giant
neighbors and secluded by some of the highest mountain ranges. A
Hidden in the mighty Himalayas, between India and China, the
independent Bhutanese people have largely lived a life of
totally isolation from the world. They have succeed in
maintaining their cultural and spiritual heritage preserved in
Bhutan-the last paradise on the earth reflects age-old religion,
culture, arts & architecture in its golden peaks in the
background of deep green valley and hillside. Bhutan exudes a
special a feeling of calm and serenity, which envelops each the
very instant they set foot in the Kingdom. People are deeply
religious following the Mahayana form of Buddhism. The air of
spirituality is evident, even in the urban centers where the
spinning of prayer wheels the murmur of mantras and the glow of
butter lamp in the houses are still important feature of
everyday life. Monastery, temples and religious monuments are
doted across the landscape, bearing witness to the importance of
Buddhism. Different age of monks are everywhere in Bhutan.