Bhutan at a Glance

Location : Southern Asia, between India and China.
Bhutan, Coordinates : 27.4170° N, 90.4350° E
Area : 38,394 square kms.
Altitude : From 180m in the South to over 7,550m in the North.
Time : 6 hours ahead of GMT and half an hour ahead of Indian Standard Time.
Population : Approx. 700,000.
Government : Democracy/Constitutional Monarchy.
Religion : Drukpa sect of Kargyupa a branch of Mahayana Buddhism.
Language : Dzongkha, Lhotshamkha, Sharchopkha and English.
Currency : Ngultrum (at par with Indian rupee).
Electricity : 220 volts.
Forested Area : 72.5% of the land area
Cultivated Area : 7.8% of total land
National Sport : Archery
National Bird : Raven (Corvus Corax Tibetanus)
National Flower : Blue Poppy (Meconopsis Grandsis)
National Tree : Cypress (Cupressess Corneyana)
National Animal : Takin (Budorcas Taxicolor)

Bhutan can be divided into three major geographic and environmental zones:

Alpine Zone : High Himalayas of the North(3,500m – 7,550m)
Temperate Zone : Hills and valleys of the Centre(1,100m – 3,500m)
Sub-tropical Zone : Foothills and plains of the South (180m – 1,100m)