Bhutan

By Tanner Thompson

The capital of Bhutan is Thimphu.

The population is 725,196 people as of 2014

Physical Features

  • Mountains
  • Forests
  • Tropical Jungles
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Location


  • North of Bhutan is China
  • South of Bhutan is India
  • East of Bhutan is India
  • West of Bhutan is India
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History

  • The written history of the region begins when Buddhism came to the area in the seventh century.
  • With Indian and British troops, they battle the Bhutanese until they signed a treaty.
  • People are expected to respect elders, while elders are expected to offer guidance.
  • The land wasn't unified until the 1600's

People and Places

  • Dzongkha is the official language of Bhutan.
  • Bhutan controls many of the important mountain ranges through the Himilayas.
  • The capital and the largest city has close to 90,000 residents.
  • Bhutan has mainly Buddhism, but some people are Hindu.

Lifestyle

  • Archery is the national sport of Bhutan.
  • Each month has 30 days, and each year is named after an animal.
  • Bhutanese families usually eat three meals a day.
  • Bhutanese kids start school when they are six years old.

Society

  • Bhutan's government is a constitutional monarchy, which means they have a king and a constitution.
  • Parliament is made up of two bodies, the 25 seat National Council, and the 47 member National Assembly.
  • The Bhutanese in the countryside walk to where they need to go.
  • Most families have cars, but they often take buses or taxis.

My choice

  • Many rare animals live in Bhutan, like the red panda and the snow leopard.
  • Each district holds an annual religious festival that has monks that perform masked dances.
  • Hindu families often give gifts to their Buddhist friends during the holidays.