Approved By: Tourism council of Bhutan
Under Ministry of Economic Affairs of Bhutan
Nestled between China in the north and India in the south, Bhutan, the land of the Thunder Dragon is a small Himalayan kingdom. With land area of 38394 km2, 72% of the country is covered by forest. The constitution of Bhutan guarantees that 60% of the country remains as forest for all years to come.
Bhutan is one of the only carbon negative countries in the world meaning that its forest absorbs more carbon dioxide than the country produces. Bhutan is an environmental friendly country and assures conservation of environment as one of the four pillars of Gross National Happiness.
The population of Bhutan is a little over Seven hundred thousand people.The country’s landscape ranges from lush subtropical plains in the south to the sub-alpine Himalayan mountains in the north, where there are peaks in excess of 7,000 metres (23,000 ft). The highest mountain in Bhutan is the Gangkhar Puensum, which is also a strong candidate for the highest unclimbed mountain in the world. There is also diverse wildlife in Bhutan. Situated on the ancient Silk Road between Tibet, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, the Bhutanese state developed a distinct national identity based on Buddhism. Bhutan is divided into twenty dzongkhags (districts), administered by a body called the Dzongkhak Tshokdu.