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Location: Asia
Thimphu (30.000 inhab.)
Main cities
: Punakha, Paro
: 2,100,000
47,000 km2
1 ngultrum = 100 chetrums
Dzongkha, Nepalesi and Tibetan Dialects
Buddhist, Hindu
The Independence's Year:
Southern Himalaya (peaks over the 7000 m)
Kuru, Raidak



It's a state of mountain on the Himalaya, contained between China (Tibet) and India.
According to recent statistics, despite it is a poor nation, its over 2 million inhabitants are the happiest of the Planet! In fact from many years the reachness of the country isn't estimated from pil, but is based on the happiness of the people.
It's a rural country, in fact the urban population doesn't reach 7%.
The only city of Bhutan is the capital Thimphu with only 30.000 inhabitants.
The country is well organized and life, regulated by buddhist religion, is nice and quiete.
Landscapes are characterized by hight peaks of east Himalaya and by deep rice cultivated valley.
Everywhere there are religious buildings, like chorten and the magnificent Dzong fortress - monastery; the most majestic of these are without doubts the Dzong of Punakha, Paro and Wangdue.


* Information and news of every kind (and photographic documentation) about Bhutan are to disposition of the partners of the Worldwide Geographic Academy: info@accademiageograficamondiale.com
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Il Bhutan: il regno del dragone tuonante
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L'abito bhutanese
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Abitazione bhutanese Bhutanesi Chorten al Dochula Pass Il Punakha Dzong

Palazzo dei ministeri Nei campi di riso Monaci al lavoro Lo Dzong di Paro

Paro Piccoli monaci Ponte tibetano Risaie

Tamburi di preghiera Thimphu Il Dzong di Punakha Lo Dzong di Wangdue

Vestito bhutanese Il Dzong di Punakha Arciere Il Taktshang Monastery Vestiti femminili

Photographies to greater solution can be found to the page The Indian Region Gallery