Land area: 38,394 square kilometers (approximately the size of Switzerland)

Inhabitants: 750,000

Capital: Thimphu, 100,000 inhabitants

Language: official language “Dzongkha”, English widely spoken

Forest area: 70 %

Altitude: between 240 meters and 7541 meters above sea level

Religion: Vajrayana stream of Mahayana Buddhism (also known as Tantric Buddhism)

Currency: Ngultrum (equal to Indian Rupee)

National Tree: Cypress

National Bird: Raven

National Flower: Blue Poppy

National Sport: Archery

National Animal: Takin

Local time: Six hours ahead of GMT and half an hour ahead of Indian Standard


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