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Bhutan

Bhutan
  • Capital

    Capital

    Thimphu

  • Local time

    Local time

    23:35

  • Population

    Population

    800 710

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +975

  • Currency

    Currency

    Nu. BTN (ngultrum)

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Bhutan

Bhutan
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Thimphu

  • Local time

    Local time

    23:35

  • Population

    Population

    800 710

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +975

  • Currency

    Currency

    Nu. BTN (ngultrum)

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.04 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    2 200mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    47 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    47%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    72%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    13%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    224 101

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Bhote - 50 %
    ethnic Nepalese - 35 %
    indigenous or migrant tribes - 15 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Lamaistic Buddhist - 75 %
    Hinduism - 25 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    57.0%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Sharchhopka - 28 %
    Dzongkha - 24 %
    Lhotshamkha - 22 %

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    1.1 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    9.3%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    0%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    155 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    cement, wood products, processed fruits, alcoholic beverages, calcium carbide, tourism

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    rice, corn, root crops, citrus, dairy products, eggs

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    timber, hydropower, gypsum, calcium carbonate

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    timber, hydropower, gypsum, calcium carbonate

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    86%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    1 001kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    75 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    27

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What not to do when visiting Bhutan

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Business & Communication

Don't forget to bow slightly when meeting - Bhutanese greets a guest with a small bow, extending his hands towards the ground with palms facing the visitor, and moving the hand like inviting a guest into the house. The host may also say "Yala! Yala! Kuzu zangpola?" (Hello! Hello! How are you?)

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2/11
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Don't ever disrespect The King and former king - they are accorded and well respected in Bhutan.

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3/11
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Don't forget to dress modestly when visiting sacred sites like monasteries or Dzong - this means long pants and tops. Take off your hat.

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Did you know

Did you know?

On New Year’s Day in Bhutan, everyone becomes one year older, so no one forgets each other’s birthday.

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Don't take photos in religious buildings and military or government installations.

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5/11
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Don't forget Tobacco sales are banned in Bhutan and smoking is not allowed in public places, restaurants and bars. You can bring in your own reasonable amount, but expect 100% import duty costs.

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6/11
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Don't photograph someone before asking permission.

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7/11
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Don't be surprised citizens wear a national dress - it's compulsory to wear national clothing when entering government or officials buildings.

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Don't be reserved to women in conversations - men and women mix and converse freely, without restrictions.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Television was illegal in Bhutan until 1999.

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Don't export antiques - it's strictly prohibited and monitored.

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10/11
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Don't forget the flights into Bhutan are restricted to daylight hours and are dependent on weather conditions - make sure you don't plan short connection.

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Don't expect credit cards to be widely accepted - always carry cash. Indian rupees are usually accepted, although more than 100 rupees should not be officially accepted. ATMs are very limited in Thimphu.

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