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  Wikinfo | Bhutan
The Kingdom of Bhutan is a small, mountainous nation of southern Asia, located in the Himalaya Mountains between India and China.
The area, historically close to Tibet to the north, came under the influence of the British in India during the 19th century and a protectorate was established in 1910, with Britain assuming control of foreign affairs, but refraining from interference in internal affairs.
Bhutan is one of the most secluded nations in the world, and access for foreigners is restricted to certain areas, although these are expanding.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Bhutan   (804 words)

 Private tours to Bhutan: Jachung Travel
Bhutan is a land-locked country lying in the eastern Himalayas and is nestled between Tibet (to the north) and India (to the south, east, and west).
Southern Bhutan lies at the foothills of the Himalayas and is mostly semitropical forest and bamboo jungle, and the altitudes there range from roughly 300 meters to 1,350 meters.
Bhutan's Nature Conservation department has worked with the people living in these protected areas to develop a program that allows them to farm, collect plants, and graze their animals in such a way that the environment is preserved.
www.jachungtravel.com /geography.html   (631 words)

 MAR | Data | Chronology for Lhotshampas in Bhutan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bhutan argues that the detainees are guilty of "anti-national" or terrorist acts.
Bhutan argues that the majority of the refugees left the country voluntarily while Nepal asserts that they are bona fide Bhutanese who were evicted.
While Bhutan claims that the vast majority in refugee camps are not Bhutanese citizens, the UNHCR reports that almost all of the refugees have documentary proof of Bhutanese nationality.
www.cidcm.umd.edu /inscr/mar/chronology.asp?groupId=76001   (6086 words)

 Bhutan Information Center - bhutan flag
Bhutan's economy bhutan national bank is one of the map bhutan world's smallest and least developed, and is based on agriculture, forestry, and the sale of hydroelectric power to India.
Bhutan's population is concentrated in the towns, in the southern plains, and in valleys where agriculture is feasible.
Bhutan remains one of the most secluded nations in the world, and foreigners are not permitted to travel bird tour bhutan to many of its areas to minimise the effects of tourism on the local culture.
www.scipeeps.com /Sci-Official_Languages_A_-_C/Bhutan.html   (4639 words)

 Political System of Bhutan: Bhutannewsonline.com
The judges of the high court and district courts are appointed and removed by the king.
Bhutan's civil and criminal codes are rooted in the Tsa Yig, a code established in 1616 by Shabdrung, the first Monk-ruler.
The Dzongda or the District Magistrate is the head of the government in the districts and reports to the Home Ministry in the capital.
www.bhutannewsonline.com /political_system.html   (1149 words)

 Top20Bhutan.com - Your Top20 Guide to Bhutan!
Bhutan is one of the most isolated nations in the world; foreign influences and tourism are heavily regulated by the government to preserve the traditional culture of the dominant Ngalong group.
Bhutan was treated as a suzerainty by the British Raj, which set up a monarchy and allowed it to administer Bhutan's internal affairs.
Bhutan remains one of the most secluded nations in the world, and foreigners are not permitted to travel to many of its areas to minimise the effects of tourism on the local culture.
www.top20bhutan.com   (4707 words)

Bhutan's main economic partner is India, as its border with Tibet is closed.
Bhutan's currency, the ngultrum, is interchangeable with the Indian Rupee.
The official religion of Bhutan is the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism, which is adhered to by 75% of the population.
creekin.net /n22-bhutan.html   (1197 words)

 Bhutan Districts
The capitals of the two new districts have the same names as the districts.
The ISO codes for the new districts are two letters, unlike the older ones, which have two digits.
The districts are further subdivided into 196 gewogs, or blocks of villages.
www.statoids.com /ubt.html   (326 words)

 Habitat Fact Finding Report on Bhutan
Bhutan should give access to both UNHCGHR and UNHCR to ensure that the economic, social and cultural rights of the refugees on return are proteched.
A census carried out in the southern districts of Bhutan in 1988 declared all those who could not produce land tax receipts of 1958 as non-nationals, even if they were citizens under the earlier citizenship law.
He left Bhutan on 19th September 1992 and atayed in India.He came to camps in 1993.He said that he was targeted because he participated in the 1990 demonstration, thought he had not been too active.
www.geocities.com /bhutaneserefugees/habitat_ffm.html   (10819 words)

 Bhutan - Political Developments
The political forces that shaped Bhutan after its seventeenth- century unification were primarily internal until the arrival of the British in the eighteenth century.
Bhutan participated in the Olympic Games and in other international games, and imported high-tech bows for use in national archery tournaments, although for a time only the simple traditional bow was permitted in contests within Bhutan.
Between 2,000 and 12,000 Nepalese were reported to have fled Bhutan in the late 1980s, and according to a 1991 report, even high-level Bhutanese government officials of Nepalese origin had resigned their positions and moved to Nepal.
countrystudies.us /bhutan/47.htm   (1708 words)

This 13-day tour cultural tour of western and central Bhutan gives visitors a deep insight into a unique Himalayan culture, one that is finding a precarious balance between the ancient world and the global village.
Bhutan and Sikkim extravaganza, will take you for 9 days to Bhutan, which is regarded as the last paradise on earth.
Bhutan has a pristine environment, almost no pollution, and a living culture where festivals and cultural events are a part of daily life and not creations for tourism.
www.bhutantravelers.com /bhutantrips/index.php   (577 words)

 What is New?: Bhutan4Christ.com
The reclusive Kingdom of Bhutan (or known by locals as 'The Land of the Thunder Dragon') is an unassuming stronghold of repression of Christians.
Bhutan is still recovering from a wave of violence that erupted in December 2003.
THIMPHU, Bhutan, JAN. 28, 2004 (Zenit.org).- In the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, Christians are forbidden to celebrate or pray in public and priests are denied visas to enter, says a bishop in neighboring India.
www.bhutan4christ.com /whasnew.html   (5695 words)

 AQUASTAT - FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bhutan has perhaps the greatest diversity of climate of any country of its size in the world, ranging from hot and humid subtropical conditions in the south to the perpetual ice and snow of the High Himalayas.
On the other hand, Bhutan has a large potential for hydropower development, which is presently estimated at an exploitable 12 000 MW out of a theoretical capacity of 20 000 MW.
district level: the District (Dzongkhag) Irrigation Offices, which are fully responsible for the planning and implementation of all irrigation facilities in their district.
www.fao.org /ag/agl/aglw/aquastat/countries/bhutan/index.stm   (2015 words)

Residents in nine of Bhutan’s 20 districts (approximately 10 percent of national population) are involved in yak husbandry.
In central Bhutan, hybrids are backcrossed to yak, while in the east they are mainly backcrossed to cattle.
In central Bhutan (especially in Bumthang district), farmers are strongly against killing due to religious reasons.
www.fao.org /ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Proceedings/Tapafon02/tapafon3.htm   (2786 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Bhutan forbids all tobacco sales
The moves are part of government efforts to make Bhutan a smoke-free nation.
The capital district of Thimphu and the eastern district of Samdrup Jongkhar are the last to impose the ban.
Bhutan's trade and industry ministry has warned of severe penalties if any person, group or firm is found selling tobacco.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/4012639.stm   (322 words)

 Intertours Nepal, a leading tour operator for Nepal, Tibet, Sikkim & Bhutan..
Trashigang lies above the Gumri river and is the largest district in Bhutan.
It is much busier than other Bhutanese towns due to its proximity to Samdrup Jongkhar in the south which has enable it to grow as center of commerce.
Tashi Yangtse was formally a subdivision of Trashigang and is one of the new districts.
www.intertours-nepal.com /bhutan/mongar-lheuntse.html   (489 words)

 Over 130 killed in Bhutan battles -DAWN - International; December 18, 2003
The Bhutan army launched Operation All Clear on Monday against an estimated 3,000 insurgents from three Indian groups who established training camps in the forests of south Bhutan about 12 years ago.
Bhutan’s National Assembly passed a resolution for the army to destroy the camps and flush out the insurgents — from the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), National Democratic Front of Bodoland and Kamtapur Liberation Organisation — after peaceful negotiations failed, a statement from the Bhutan embassy said.
On December 13, the Bhutan government published a notice in the national newspaper, Kuensel, for the three groups to leave the country.
www.dawn.com /2003/12/18/int6.htm   (242 words)

 The Telegraph - North Bengal & Sikkim
Siliguri, Sept. 9: Eight months after their camps in the Bhutan jungles were busted by the Royal Bhutan Army, Indian militants have reappeared in Samchi and Saprang districts of the Himalayan kingdom, said a recent report prepared by the BSF.
Earlier, the camps were scattered across southern Bhutan, bordering Arunachal Pradesh in the east and Sikkim in the west.
Saprang is sandwiched between Chhukha and Samdrup Jongkhar, both districts of Bhutan.
www.telegraphindia.com /1040910/asp/siliguri/story_3738496.asp   (237 words)

 Mongar information, Mongar, Mongar Wildlife, sightseeing Mongar, information of Mongar, attractions Mongar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The seven-hour drive from Bumthang to Mongar takes you through one of the most spectacular roads carved into vertical cliffs, spectacular waterfalls and lush vegetation of Bhutan.
Although built in the 1930s and one of Bhutan’s newest dzongs, it is constructed in the same way as all earlier dzongs, without plans or nails.
from Mongar (3 hours drive) and is one of the most isolated districts in Bhutan.
www.bhutantravelinfo.com /mongar.htm   (205 words)

 HIOX FREE JavaSCRIPT - Form select option Bhutan Districts (dzongkhag) or Divisions
Download the code, which will list the names of Bhutanese Districts (dzongkhag) or divisions as select option.
Two methods of coding are displayed one using javascript array and other the simple plain html option list.
The countries are usually divided as states or provinces or counties or municipalities or parishes or districts or regions.
www.hscripts.com /scripts/JavaScript/option/bhutan-districts.php   (179 words)

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