Outline of Bhutan

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

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

Bhutanlandlocked 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. 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 referenceEdit

An enlargeable basic map of Bhutan

Geography of BhutanEdit

An enlargeable topographic map of Bhutan

Geography of Bhutan

  India 605 km
  China 470 km
  • Coastline: none

Environment of BhutanEdit

An enlargeable satellite image of Bhutan

Environment of Bhutan

Natural geographic features of BhutanEdit

Regions of BhutanEdit

Ecoregions of BhutanEdit

List of ecoregions in Bhutan

Administrative divisions of BhutanEdit

Administrative divisions of Bhutan

Districts of BhutanEdit

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 BhutanEdit

Gewogs of Bhutan

Municipalities of BhutanEdit


Demography of BhutanEdit

Demographics of Bhutan

Government and politics of BhutanEdit

Politics of Bhutan

Branches of governmentEdit

Government of Bhutan

Executive branch of the government of BhutanEdit

Legislative branch of the government of BhutanEdit

Judicial branch of the government of BhutanEdit

Judicial system of Bhutan

Foreign relations of BhutanEdit

Foreign relations of Bhutan

Bhutanese refugeesEdit

International organization membershipEdit

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

Law and order in BhutanEdit

Law of Bhutan

Military of BhutanEdit

Military of Bhutan

Local government in BhutanEdit

History of BhutanEdit

History of Bhutan

Historical eventsEdit

Historical families and figuresEdit

Historical governmentEdit

Ancient KingdomsEdit

Culture of BhutanEdit

Culture of Bhutan

Art in BhutanEdit

Languages in BhutanEdit

Languages of Bhutan

Sports in BhutanEdit

Sports in Bhutan

Economy and infrastructure of BhutanEdit

Economy of Bhutan

Education in BhutanEdit

Education in Bhutan

Health in BhutanEdit

Health in Bhutan

See alsoEdit



  • Wangchhuk, Lily (2008). Facts About Bhutan: The Land of the Thunder Dragon. Thimphu: Absolute Bhutan Books. ISBN 978-99936-760-0-3.
  • "Bhutan". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.


External linksEdit

  Wikimedia Atlas of Bhutan