Bhutan

Country Bhutan
Capital Thimphu
Continent Asia(South Asia)
Currency Bhutanese Ngultrum(BTN)
Languages Dzongkha

Information

Introduction

In 1865, Britain and Bhutan signed the Treaty of Sinchulu, under which Bhutan would receive an annual subsidy in exchange for ceding some border land to British India. Under British influence, a monarchy was set up in 1907; three years later, a treaty was signed whereby the British agreed not to interfere in Bhutanese internal affairs and Bhutan allowed Britain to direct its foreign affairs. This role was assumed by independent India after 1947. Two years later, a formal Indo-Bhutanese accord returned the areas of Bhutan annexed by the British, formalized the annual subsidies the country received, and defined India's responsibilities in defense and foreign relations. A refugee issue of over 100,000 Bhutanese in Nepal remains unresolved; 90% of the refugees are housed in seven United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) camps. In March 2005, King Jigme Singye WANGCHUCK unveiled the government's draft constitution - which would introduce major democratic reforms - and pledged to hold a national referendum for its approval. In December 2006, the King abdicated the throne to his son, Jigme Khesar Namgyel WANGCHUCK, in order to give him experience as head of state before the democratic transition. In early 2007, India and Bhutan renegotiated their treaty to allow Bhutan greater autonomy in conducting its foreign policy, although Thimphu continues to coordinate policy decisions in this area with New Delhi. In July 2007, seven ministers of Bhutan's ten-member cabinet resigned to join the political process, and the cabinet acted as a caretaker regime until democratic elections for seats to the country's first parliament were completed in March 2008. The king ratified the country's first constitution in July 2008.

[+] Geography

[+] People

[+] Government

Video

Map


View Larger Map

References

Bhutan - Wikipedia
Bhutan - CIA World Fact Book
Bhutan - BBC
Bhutan - Timeline - BBC

Cities

Links

News Headlines

Google News
Bhutan’s New Royal Baby Makes His Instagram Debut - Vanity Fair
  1. Bhutan’s New Royal Baby Makes His Instagram Debut  Vanity Fair
  2. King and Queen of Bhutan introduce son in new family portrait  Evening Standard
  3. Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema Unveil First Photos of Royal Baby  TownandCountrymag.com
  4. Meet Bhutan's Royal Baby! The Dragon Prince Is Enamored with His Little Brother in First Photos  PEOPLE
  5. First look at the new Prince of Bhutan: King releases photos of his three-month-old son to mark his wife's 30th birthday  WION
  6. View Full coverage on Google News


Migrants return from Bhutan - Telegraph IndiaMigrants return from Bhutan  Telegraph India

'Authentic' travel experiences are hard to find — but not in this country - CNBC'Authentic' travel experiences are hard to find — but not in this country  CNBC

Japan to train Bhutan officials for higher policy making capability - The MainichiJapan to train Bhutan officials for higher policy making capability  The Mainichi

Bhutan Ready To Welcome Back Tourism Following Zero COVID-19 Deaths - ForbesBhutan Ready To Welcome Back Tourism Following Zero COVID-19 Deaths  Forbes

Bhutan: Can progress in household electrification provide relief from expensive fossil fuel imports? - FirstpostBhutan: Can progress in household electrification provide relief from expensive fossil fuel imports?  Firstpost

Bert Hewitt Was Dying of Coronavirus in Bhutan. Then His Family Asked for U.S. Help. - The Wall Street JournalBert Hewitt Was Dying of Coronavirus in Bhutan. Then His Family Asked for U.S. Help.  The Wall Street Journal

Assam: Bhutan ngultrums reach Himalayan kingdom - Northeast NowAssam: Bhutan ngultrums reach Himalayan kingdom  Northeast Now

A king, a ventilator, an 8,000-mile journey: One American’s coronavirus rescue from Bhutan - The Washington PostA king, a ventilator, an 8,000-mile journey: One American’s coronavirus rescue from Bhutan  The Washington Post

Bhutan Journal: Chant, Read, Sleep - Outlook IndiaBhutan Journal: Chant, Read, Sleep  Outlook India

COVID-19 lockdown: Bhutanese currency exchange crisis along Indo-Bhutan border - Northeast NowCOVID-19 lockdown: Bhutanese currency exchange crisis along Indo-Bhutan border  Northeast Now

Bhutan reports two more COVID-19 cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBhutan reports two more COVID-19 cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

The Best Photos of the Bhutanese Royal Family, Starring the Adorable Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck - TownandCountrymag.comThe Best Photos of the Bhutanese Royal Family, Starring the Adorable Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck  TownandCountrymag.com

Indo-Bhutan or Indo- Nepal border continuing with tight restriction even in the 4th part of lockdown - Economic TimesIndo-Bhutan or Indo- Nepal border continuing with tight restriction even in the 4th part of lockdown  Economic Times

COVID-19 crisis: Ensured essential supplies to Bhutan during lockdown, says Indian envoy Ruchira Kamboj - WIONCOVID-19 crisis: Ensured essential supplies to Bhutan during lockdown, says Indian envoy Ruchira Kamboj  WION

5 Things To Do in Thimphu, Bhutan - Femina5 Things To Do in Thimphu, Bhutan  Femina

10 COVID-19 cases reported in Bhutan - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua10 COVID-19 cases reported in Bhutan - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Bhutan: Nurturing the entrepreneurship ecosystem - Observer Research FoundationBhutan: Nurturing the entrepreneurship ecosystem  Observer Research Foundation

Coronavirus pandemic | Landlocked between India and China, here's how Bhutan managed to curb the spread of COVID-19 - MoneycontrolCoronavirus pandemic | Landlocked between India and China, here's how Bhutan managed to curb the spread of COVID-19  Moneycontrol

Bhutan registers 20th COVID19 positive case - Northeast NowBhutan registers 20th COVID19 positive case  Northeast Now

How Bhutan Remained Unscathed From COVID-19 Despite Being Surrounded By India & China? - EurAsian TimesHow Bhutan Remained Unscathed From COVID-19 Despite Being Surrounded By India & China?  EurAsian Times

Six Senses Bumthang is a luxury forest lodge in carbon-negative Bhutan - GlobetrenderSix Senses Bumthang is a luxury forest lodge in carbon-negative Bhutan  Globetrender

Bhutan coronavirus: King helps ill tourist get home to the US on private jet - TravellerBhutan coronavirus: King helps ill tourist get home to the US on private jet  Traveller

Soaking the healing properties of a hot stone bath in Bhutan - The Star OnlineSoaking the healing properties of a hot stone bath in Bhutan  The Star Online

Real-time power trade to help push India's regional electricity market - LivemintReal-time power trade to help push India's regional electricity market  Livemint

China eyes Bhutan as a part of its expansionist strategy post clashes with India: Sources - Republic World - Republic WorldChina eyes Bhutan as a part of its expansionist strategy post clashes with India: Sources - Republic World  Republic World

Techies dreaming big for Bhutan - Kuensel, Buhutan's National NewspaperTechies dreaming big for Bhutan  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

Bhutan has two more Covid-19 positive cases – KuenselOnline - Kuensel, Buhutan's National NewspaperBhutan has two more Covid-19 positive cases – KuenselOnline  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

As the world looks to Bhutan - Kuensel, Buhutan's National NewspaperAs the world looks to Bhutan  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

India's border dispute with neighbors - Anadolu AgencyIndia's border dispute with neighbors  Anadolu Agency

Bhutan not yet decided on opening to tourists - Kuensel, Buhutan's National NewspaperBhutan not yet decided on opening to tourists  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

Wild jumbos create terror among Indo-Bhutan villagers in Assam - Northeast NowWild jumbos create terror among Indo-Bhutan villagers in Assam  Northeast Now

Amphan increases Bhutan's energy production – KuenselOnline - Kuensel, Buhutan's National NewspaperAmphan increases Bhutan's energy production – KuenselOnline  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

What looks bad now may be good in the future – KuenselOnline - Kuensel, Buhutan's National NewspaperWhat looks bad now may be good in the future – KuenselOnline  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

Amphan spares Bhutan - Kuensel, Buhutan's National NewspaperAmphan spares Bhutan  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

First family of four photos released to celebrate Queen Jetsun Pema's 30th birthday - Royal CentralFirst family of four photos released to celebrate Queen Jetsun Pema's 30th birthday  Royal Central

India, China military-level talks over Ladakh standoff remain ''inconclusive'' - Outlook IndiaIndia, China military-level talks over Ladakh standoff remain ''inconclusive''  Outlook India

What to Make of India and China's Latest Border Clash - The DiplomatWhat to Make of India and China's Latest Border Clash  The Diplomat

Government to repatriate 639 Bhutanese from the Middle East - Kuensel, Buhutan's National NewspaperGovernment to repatriate 639 Bhutanese from the Middle East  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

Bhutan ends free entry for Indian tourists - The HinduBhutan ends free entry for Indian tourists  The Hindu

Marriott is giving more than 30% off on stays till June next year - Condé Nast Traveller IndiaMarriott is giving more than 30% off on stays till June next year  Condé Nast Traveller India

Amphan: Cyclone wreaks deadly havoc in India and Bangladesh - BBC NewsAmphan: Cyclone wreaks deadly havoc in India and Bangladesh  BBC News

Coronavirus halts PTA bid for months - The Financial ExpressCoronavirus halts PTA bid for months  The Financial Express

How India and China resolved three major stand-offs in the Modi era - ThePrintHow India and China resolved three major stand-offs in the Modi era  ThePrint

View: India should have friendly, sensitive foreign policy for Bhutan - Economic TimesView: India should have friendly, sensitive foreign policy for Bhutan  Economic Times

Bhutan confirms first coronavirus case - Economic TimesBhutan confirms first coronavirus case  Economic Times

Explained: Why your holiday in Bhutan could now cost more - The Indian ExpressExplained: Why your holiday in Bhutan could now cost more  The Indian Express

Why Bhutan hasn’t finalised the tourism fee it wants to charge Indians - ThePrintWhy Bhutan hasn’t finalised the tourism fee it wants to charge Indians  ThePrint

Among the clouds, in Bhutan... - Deccan HeraldAmong the clouds, in Bhutan...  Deccan Herald

Seeking solace in Bhutan’s temples and rituals - National GeographicSeeking solace in Bhutan’s temples and rituals  National Geographic

Violation of roads rules and regulations concerns DoR - Kuensel, Buhutan's National NewspaperViolation of roads rules and regulations concerns DoR  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

Travel Guide Phatta Singh Captures Beautiful Bhutan #withGalaxy - Samsung Newsroom IndiaTravel Guide Phatta Singh Captures Beautiful Bhutan #withGalaxy  Samsung Newsroom India

People may criticise us, but environment is top priority for Bhutan, says Lotay Tshering - The HinduPeople may criticise us, but environment is top priority for Bhutan, says Lotay Tshering  The Hindu

How the Tiny Nation of Bhutan Embraced Tourism Without Sacrificing Its Environment and Culture - Robb ReportHow the Tiny Nation of Bhutan Embraced Tourism Without Sacrificing Its Environment and Culture  Robb Report

To Bhutan, in a wheelchair - Financial TimesTo Bhutan, in a wheelchair  Financial Times

Special flight evacuates 134 Bhutanese students stranded in Punjab - Hindustan TimesSpecial flight evacuates 134 Bhutanese students stranded in Punjab  Hindustan Times

Travel From Bhutan To Remain Unaffected: India's New Coronavirus Advisory - NDTV NewsTravel From Bhutan To Remain Unaffected: India's New Coronavirus Advisory  NDTV News

Shangri-La Lost and Found: Can Bhutan Find Its Way Back to Tourism Paradise Again? - SkiftShangri-La Lost and Found: Can Bhutan Find Its Way Back to Tourism Paradise Again?  Skift

India, Bhutan hold talks on development cooperation - The HinduIndia, Bhutan hold talks on development cooperation  The Hindu

Your Bhutan holiday is about to get very expensive soon - Condé Nast Traveller India - The Last Word in TravelYour Bhutan holiday is about to get very expensive soon  Condé Nast Traveller India - The Last Word in Travel

Bhutan on toes against coronavirus - Northeast NowBhutan on toes against coronavirus  Northeast Now

A Rare Look at One of the World’s Most Isolated Mountain Treks - The Wall Street JournalA Rare Look at One of the World’s Most Isolated Mountain Treks  The Wall Street Journal

For Neighbours, India’s Lockdown Means Need to Reassure Anxious Public Over Supplies - The WireFor Neighbours, India’s Lockdown Means Need to Reassure Anxious Public Over Supplies  The Wire

India-Bhutan rail link: Railway Board commissions survey to lay Mujnai-Nyoenpaling line - CNBCTV18India-Bhutan rail link: Railway Board commissions survey to lay Mujnai-Nyoenpaling line  CNBCTV18

Welcome to FIFA.com News - Bhutan building for new highs - FIFA.comWelcome to FIFA.com News - Bhutan building for new highs  FIFA.com

American Tourist In Bhutan Tests Positive For Coronavirus On Last Day Of Quarantine - NDTV NewsAmerican Tourist In Bhutan Tests Positive For Coronavirus On Last Day Of Quarantine  NDTV News

Bhutan confirms 3rd COVID-19 case, 1st Bhutanese national to be infected - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBhutan confirms 3rd COVID-19 case, 1st Bhutanese national to be infected - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Bhutan confirms second coronavirus case - Northeast NowBhutan confirms second coronavirus case  Northeast Now

Travel: The Bhutan experience - Hindustan TimesTravel: The Bhutan experience  Hindustan Times

Peak happiness: Lonely Planet ranks Bhutan as the No.1 place to visit in 2020 - The HinduPeak happiness: Lonely Planet ranks Bhutan as the No.1 place to visit in 2020  The Hindu

Nepal, Bhutan seal borders with India; govt moves in to help the stranded - Hindustan TimesNepal, Bhutan seal borders with India; govt moves in to help the stranded  Hindustan Times

Bhutan's Birthday Gift To Their King Delights Twitter - NDTV NewsBhutan's Birthday Gift To Their King Delights Twitter  NDTV News

Bhutan – is it really worth a US$250-a-day tourist tax to visit? - South China Morning PostBhutan – is it really worth a US$250-a-day tourist tax to visit?  South China Morning Post

Bhutan: Pandemic and economic resilience - Observer Research FoundationBhutan: Pandemic and economic resilience  Observer Research Foundation

Bhutan: Tight Spot - Global FinanceBhutan: Tight Spot  Global Finance

PM Modi thanks Maldives, Bhutan, Nepal for contributing to COVID-19 emergency fund - Economic TimesPM Modi thanks Maldives, Bhutan, Nepal for contributing to COVID-19 emergency fund  Economic Times

Ten workers walked from Bhutan to reach home in Assam - Northeast NowTen workers walked from Bhutan to reach home in Assam  Northeast Now

Bhutan to levy Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) on Indian tourists - HappytripsBhutan to levy Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) on Indian tourists  Happytrips

Siliguri FCI depot set to send 14000 MT rice to Bhutan - The StatesmanSiliguri FCI depot set to send 14000 MT rice to Bhutan  The Statesman

Bhutan Opens Itself to the World - and Tourists - U.S. News & World ReportBhutan Opens Itself to the World - and Tourists  U.S. News & World Report

Bhutanese students stuck in Greater Noida to be evacuated via special flight - Hindustan TimesBhutanese students stuck in Greater Noida to be evacuated via special flight  Hindustan Times

Bhutan’s preparedness and response to COVID19 - Observer Research FoundationBhutan’s preparedness and response to COVID19  Observer Research Foundation

Coronavirus: Army readying teams for Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan - Economic TimesCoronavirus: Army readying teams for Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan  Economic Times

10 dreamy hotels in Bhutan under Rs6000 - Condé Nast Traveller India10 dreamy hotels in Bhutan under Rs6000  Condé Nast Traveller India

Modi buried under avalanche of COVID-19 cases and 120m jobless - Nikkei Asian ReviewModi buried under avalanche of COVID-19 cases and 120m jobless  Nikkei Asian Review

Bhutan: Indian tourist detained for climbing atop sacred monument, released after issuing apology - Scroll.inBhutan: Indian tourist detained for climbing atop sacred monument, released after issuing apology  Scroll.in

Amidst Rumours of Fee Hike, December Sees Unusually High Number of Indian Tourists in Bhutan - The WireAmidst Rumours of Fee Hike, December Sees Unusually High Number of Indian Tourists in Bhutan  The Wire

No more waiver, Bhutan to levy charges on Indian tourists - The HinduNo more waiver, Bhutan to levy charges on Indian tourists  The Hindu

Royal baby on the way! Former prince and wife expecting first child - HELLO!Royal baby on the way! Former prince and wife expecting first child  HELLO!

China & Bhutan close to striking Doklam deal, holding line could become working boundary - ThePrintChina & Bhutan close to striking Doklam deal, holding line could become working boundary  ThePrint

Bhutan PM thanks PM Modi for medical supplies; hails Indias genuine friendship - Republic World - Republic WorldBhutan PM thanks PM Modi for medical supplies; hails Indias genuine friendship - Republic World  Republic World

Bhutan-Japan Learn and Earn scheme agency charged with forgery - The PIE NewsBhutan-Japan Learn and Earn scheme agency charged with forgery  The PIE News

Bhutan’s 20-year economic development and transition to democracy: An assessment of India’s role - Observer Research FoundationBhutan’s 20-year economic development and transition to democracy: An assessment of India’s role  Observer Research Foundation

Turkey donates fully equipped ambulance to Bhutan - Anadolu AgencyTurkey donates fully equipped ambulance to Bhutan  Anadolu Agency

Bhutan confirms third COVID-19 case - Northeast NowBhutan confirms third COVID-19 case  Northeast Now

GST in Bhutan by 2022: PM - Northeast NowGST in Bhutan by 2022: PM  Northeast Now

Bhutan bans entry of tourists after first coronavirus case - Mumbai MirrorBhutan bans entry of tourists after first coronavirus case  Mumbai Mirror

Sustainable travel in beautiful Bhutan - CNN InternationalSustainable travel in beautiful Bhutan  CNN International

Covid-19: Health ministry prepared to handle birth and death - Kuensel, Buhutan's National NewspaperCovid-19: Health ministry prepared to handle birth and death  Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper

Soon, a train connecting India to Bhutan; another to connect northeast India to Bangladesh - HappytripsSoon, a train connecting India to Bhutan; another to connect northeast India to Bangladesh  Happytrips