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His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo, His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is the Head of State and the symbol of unity of the Kingdom and of the people of Bhutan. The Chhoe-sid-nyi of Bhutan is unified in the person of the Druk Gyalpo. 

The Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the United Nations, New York  joins the nation in celebrating the glorious coronation of the   Druk Gyalpo, His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck   
LONG LIVE OUR BELOVED DRUK GYALPO!
 
 

 

 

Country Facts:

1. Bhutan is a Sovereign Kingdom and the Sovereign power belongs to the people of Bhutan.

2. The form of Government is that of a Democratic Constitutional Monarchy.

3. The international territorial boundary of Bhutan is inviolable and any alteration of areas and boundaries may be done only with the consent of not less than three-fourths of the total number of members of Parliament.

4. The territory of Bhutan comprise twenty Dzongkhags with each Dzongkhag consisting of Gewogs and Thromdes. Alteration of areas and boundaries of any Dzongkhag or Gewog may be done only with the consent of not less than three-fourths of the total number of members of Parliament.

5. National Symbols:

  • The National Flag and the National Emblem of Bhutan is as specified in the First Schedule of the Constitution.
  • The National Anthem of Bhutan is as specified in the Second Schedule of the Constitution.
  • The National Day of Bhutan is the Seventeenth Day of December of each year.

6. Dzongkha is the National Language of Bhutan.

7. The Constitution of Bhutan is the Supreme Law of the State.

 

Land

Area (sq.km):38,394

Dzongkhags (districts):20 

Geogs(Blocks): 205

Currency:Ngultrum

National Language:Dzongkha

Capital:Thimphu  

Agriculture (1995)

Forest (%):72.5

Pasture (%):3.9

Agriculture (%): 7.7

Horticulture (%):0.1

Settlement (%):0.1

Others (%): 15.9

Population (2005-2006)

Population: 634,982

Male: 333,595

Female: 301,387

Age Composition (%) / Figure

0-14: 209,959

15-64: 395,278

65+ 29,745

Urban Population(%):21.0

Rural population(%):79.0

Population Density (person/sq.km): 16

Median Age(years):19.4

Index of Aging:10.1

Industries (2005-2006)

Production & Manufacturing: 985

Services: 6,753

Contract: 9,519

All Sectors: 17,257

Life Expectancy (2005-2006)

Male (years):66.0

Female (years):66.2

Total Fertility Rate: 5.6

 

Transport & Communications (2005-2006)

All Roads (km): 4,392.5

Bridges: 231

Registered Vehicles: 29,914

Telephone Connections: 33,709

Postal Infrastructure: 101

Health (2005-2006)

Doctors: 145

Hospitals:29

BHUs: 176

Indigenous Hospitals:1

Safe Drinking Water (%):78

Health Coverage (%):90

Energy (2004-2005)

Towns Electrified: 46

Village Electrified: 1,210

Consumers ('000): 57.5

Electricity generated (MU): 2,520.2

Education (2005-2006)

Private Schools:19

Community Schools: 221

Primary Schools: 92

Lower Secondary Schools: 78

Middle Secondary Schools:29

Higher Secondary Schools: 19

Institutions: 18

 

Source: National Statstical Bureau (NSB)