About Bhutan

Bhutan –is a landlocked country in South located at the eastern end of the Himalayas. It is bordered to the north by China and to the south, east and west by India. To the west, it is separated from Nepal by the Indian state of Sikkim, while further south it is separated from Bangladesh by the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal. The Bhutanese called their country Druk Yul which means "Land of Dragon".

Bhutan existed as a patchwork of minor warring fiefdoms until the early 17th century, when Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, fleeing religious persecution in Tibet, unified the area and cultivated a distinct Bhutanese identity. 

Later, in the early 20th century, Bhutan came into contact with the British Empire and retained strong bilateral relations with India upon its independence. In 2006, based on a global survey, Business Week rated Bhutan the happiest country in Asia and the eighth-happiest in the world.

Bhutan used to be one of the most isolated countries in the world. Developments including international flights, the Internet, mobile phone networks, and cable television have gradually more modernized the urban areas of the country. Bhutan balanced modernization with its ancient culture and traditions under the guiding philosophy of Gross National Happiness (GNH). Keen protection of the environment has been a top precedence. The government takes great measures to preserve the nation's traditional culture, identity, and the environment.

Bhutan's landscape ranges from subtropical plains in the south to the sub-alpine Himalayan heights in the north, where some peaks exceed 7,000metres (23,000 ft). Its total area was reported as approximately 46,500 km2 (18,000 sq mi) in 1997 and 38,394 square kilometers (14,824 sq mi) in 2002.Bhutan's state religion is Vajrayana Buddhism and the population, now (as of 2012/2013) estimated to be nearly three-quarters of a million is predominantly Buddhist. Hinduism is the second-largest religion.

In 2008, Bhutan made the transition from absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy and held its first general election. As well as being a member of the United Nations, Bhutan is a member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and hosted SAARC's sixteenth summit in April 2010.

Bhutan has a rich and unique cultural heritage that has principally remained intact because of its separation from the rest of the world. Bhutanese tradition is extremely steeped in its Buddhist tradition. Because of its well-preserved natural environment and cultural heritage, Bhutan has been referred to as The Last Shangri-la.

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