Outline of Bhutan

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The location of Bhutan
An enlargeable map of the Kingdom of Bhutan

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Bhutan:

The Kingdom of Bhutan /bˈtɑːn/ is a landlocked sovereign country located in South Asia.[1] Bhutan is located amidst the eastern end of the Himalaya Mountains and is bordered to the south, east and west by India and to the north by China. Bhutan is separated from Nepal by the Indian state of Sikkim. The Bhutanese call their country Druk Yul (land of the thunder dragon).[2]

Foreign influences and tourism in Bhutan are regulated by the government to preserve the nation's traditional culture, identity and the environment, however, in 2006 Business Week rated Bhutan the happiest country in Asia and the eighth happiest country in the world.[3] The landscape ranges from subtropical plains in the south to the Himalayan heights in the north, with some peaks exceeding 7,000 metres (23,000 ft). The state religion is Vajrayana Buddhism, and the population is predominantly Buddhist, with Hinduism being the second-largest religion. The capital and largest city is Thimphu. After centuries of direct monarchic rule, Bhutan held its first democratic elections in March 2008. Bhutan is a member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Bhutan

Geography of Bhutan[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Bhutan
Main article: Geography of Bhutan
 India 605 km
 China 470 km
  • Coastline: none

Environment of Bhutan[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Bhutan
Main article: Environment of Bhutan

Natural geographic features of Bhutan[edit]

Regions of Bhutan[edit]

Ecoregions of Bhutan[edit]

Main article: Ecoregions in Bhutan

Administrative divisions of Bhutan[edit]

Main article: Administrative divisions of Bhutan
Districts of Bhutan[edit]
Main article: Districts of Bhutan
No. District Former spelling Bhutanese Romanization used by the Dzongkha Development Commission
1. Bumthang བུམ་ཐང་ Bºumtha
2. Chukha Chhukha ཆུ་ཁ་ Chukha
3. Dagana དར་དཀར་ནང་ Dºagana
4. Gasa མགར་ས་ Gâsa
5. Haa ཧད་ / ཧཱ་
6. Lhuntse Lhuntshi ལྷུན་རྩེ་ Lhüntsi
7. Mongar མོང་སྒར་ Mongga
8. Paro སྤ་གྲོ་ Paro
9. Pemagatshel Pemagatsel པདྨ་དགའ་ཚལ་ Pemagatshä
10. Punakha སྤུ་ན་ཁ་ Punakha
11. Samdrup Jongkhar བསཾ་གྲུབ་ལྗོངས་མཁར་ Samdru Jongkha
12. Samtse Samchi བསམ་རྩེ་ Samtsi
13. Sarpang གསར་སྦང་ Sarbang
14. Thimphu ཐིམ་ཕུག་ Thimphu
15. Trashigang Tashigang བཀྲ་ཤིས་སྒང་ Trashigang
16. Trashiyangste བཀྲ་ཤིས་གཡང་རྩེ་ Trashi'yangste
17. Trongsa Tongsa ཀྲོང་གསར་ Trongsa
18. Tsirang Chirang རྩི་རང་ Tsirang
19. Wangdue Phodrang Wangdi Phodrang དབང་འདུས་ཕོ་བྲང་ 'Wangdi Phodrºa
20. Zhemgang Shemgang གཞལ་སྒང་ Zhºämgang
Gewogs (village blocks) of Bhutan[edit]
Main article: Gewogs of Bhutan
Municipalities of Bhutan[edit]
Main article: Thromde

Demography of Bhutan[edit]

Main article: Demographics of Bhutan

Government and politics of Bhutan[edit]

Main article: Government of Bhutan and Politics of Bhutan

Branches of government[edit]

Main article: Government of Bhutan

Executive branch of the government of Bhutan[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Bhutan[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Bhutan[edit]

Foreign relations of Bhutan[edit]

Bhutanese refugees[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The Kingdom of Bhutan is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Bhutan[edit]

Main article: Law of Bhutan

Military of Bhutan[edit]

Main article: Military of Bhutan

Local government in Bhutan[edit]

History of Bhutan[edit]

Main article: History of Bhutan, Timeline of the history of Bhutan, and Current events of Bhutan

Historical events[edit]

Historical families and figures[edit]

Historical government[edit]

Ancient Kingdoms[edit]

Culture of Bhutan[edit]

Main article: Culture of Bhutan

Art in Bhutan[edit]

Languages in Bhutan[edit]

Main article: Languages of Bhutan

Sports in Bhutan[edit]

Main article: Sports in Bhutan

Economy and infrastructure of Bhutan[edit]

Main article: Economy of Bhutan

Education in Bhutan[edit]

Main article: Education in Bhutan

Health in Bhutan[edit]

Main article: Health in Bhutan

See also[edit]

Main article: Bhutan

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Bhutan