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Kingdom of Bhutan

  • Kingdom Of Bhutan

Location: Located in the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan is bordered by China in the north & Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam & West Bengal in the east, west & south.
Area: 38,394 sq. Km.
Altitude: Varying from 180 m. to 7550 m. above sea level
Population: Approx. 7 hundred thousand
Capital: Thimphu
Local time: Six hours ahead of GMT & ½ hour ahead of IST
Religion: Mahayana Buddhism & Hinduism


  • Bhutan Religion

Mahayana Buddhism & Hinduism.
The Bhutanese way of life is greatly influenced by religion. Most Bhutanese homes have a special room called “Chosum” which is used for prayers.

National Emblem

  • National Emblem Of Bhutan

The National emblem, contained in a circle, is composed of a double diamond thunderbolt placed above a lotus, surmounted by a jewel & framed by two dragons. The double diamond thunderbolt represents the harmony between secular & religious power; which results from the Buddhist religion in its Vajrayana form. The lotus symbolises purity; the jewel- sovereign power; & the two dragons - a male & female stand for the name of the country - the thunder dragon ( Druk Yul).

National Flag

  • National Flag Of Bhutan

The national flag of Bhutan was officially adopted in 1965 and consists of a white dragon over a yellow and orange background. The flag is divided diagonally from the lower hoist side corner, making two triangles - the upper yellow and the lower orange. The dragon, Druk (or Thunder Dragon) embodies Bhutan local Tibetan name (literally, The Land of the Dragon) is centred along the dividing line, facing away from the hoist side. The jewels grasped in its claws represent wealth. The snarling mouth reveals the strength of the male and female deities protecting the country. The white colour stands for purity and loyalty. The yellow field symbolizes the secular monarchy, while the orange represents the Buddhist religion.

National Symbols

National Tree: Cyprus (Cupresses Corneyana).
National Flower: Blue Poppy (Mecanopsis Grandis).
National Animal: Takin (Budorcas Taxicolor).
National Bird: Raven (Corvus Corax Tibetanus)


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