|Druk Gyalpo of Bhutan|
|Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk|
|5th Dragon King|
|Heir presumptive||Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck|
|First monarch||Ugyen Wangchuck|
|Residence||Wangduecholing Palace, Thimpu|
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The Druk Gyalpo (འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་པོ་; lit. "Dragon King" or the King of Bhutan) is the head of state of the Kingdom of Bhutan. In the Dzongkha language, Bhutan is known as Drukyul which translates as "The Land of Dragons". Thus, while Kings of Bhutan are known as Druk Gyalpo ("Dragon King"), the Bhutanese people call themselves the Drukpa, meaning "Dragon people".
The current ruler of Bhutan is Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the 5th Druk Gyalpo. He wears the Raven Crown which is the official crown worn by the kings of Bhutan. He is correctly styled "Mi'wang 'Ngada Rimboche" ("His Majesty") and addressed "'Ngada Rimboche" ("Your Majesty").
List of Druk Gyalpos
The Hereditary Dragon Kings of Bhutan:
- His Majesty Ugyen Wangchuck (1st Druk Gyalpo)
- His Majesty Jigme Wangchuck (2nd Druk Gyalpo)
- His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (3rd Druk Gyalpo)
- His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck (4th Druk Gyalpo)
- His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (5th Druk Gyalpo)
- House of Wangchuck
- History of Bhutan
- Politics of Bhutan
- Dual system of government
- Constitution of Bhutan
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- "༈ རྫོང་ཁ་ཨིང་ལིཤ་ཤན་སྦྱར་ཚིག་མཛོད། ༼མང-༽" [Dzongkha-English Dictionary: "MNGA"]. Dzongkha-English Online Dictionary. Dzongkha Development Commission, Government of Bhutan. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
- "Himalayan state crowns youngest king in the world". France 24. 6 November 2008. Archived from the original on 31 January 2009.
- "Hundred years of Monarchy: A walk down the memory lane". Bhutan 2008.