Bhutan at a Glance

Those fortunate enough to visit Bhutan describe Bhutan as a unique, deeply spiritual and mystical experience.

This kingdom is an adventure like no other kingdom in the world.

Total Area :

38,394 square kilometers

Geography :

Landlocked between China (Tibet) and India

Altitude :           

100m above sea level in the South to over 7,500 m. above sea leve in the North.

Population :

726,851 (2014)

Language :

Bhutan’s official language is Dzongkha while English is widely spoken.

Religion :

Mahayana Buddhism,Hinduism.

Capital :


Political System:

Democratic Constitutional Monarchy.

Time :


Currency :

Ngultrum 1US$ = Nu.60 (2015)




It can be divided into three major parts:

Geographic regions from North to South; the high Himalayas of North, the hills and valleys of the central and the foothills and plains of the South.

Forest coverage :

72.5% of the land area

Cultivated area :

7.8% of total land

Altitude             :

100 m above sea level in the south to over 7,500 m above sea level in the north

Longitude         :

88 45’ – 92 10’ East

Latitude             :

26 45’ – 28 15’ North

Life expectancy:

66 yrs

Local time         :

6 hrs ahead of GMT and half an hour ahead of Indian Standard Time