QUICK FACTS ABOUT BHUTAN

Location: In the Himalayas between China (north) & India (south)

Area: 38,394 sq km

Head of State: His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

Governance: Democratic Constitutional Monarchy

Population: 787,844

Capital City: Thimphu

Currency: Ngultrum (Nu)

Local Time: 6 hours ahead of GMT

National Language: Dzongkha

Forest Coverage: 72.5%

National Parks: 4 wildlife sanctuaries and 1 nature reserve across the country which together constitute 43% of Bhutan.

Seasons: Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) / Spring (Mar, Apr, May) / Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug) / Autumn (Sept, Oct, Nov)

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