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 Bhutan General Information, History, Geography, People of Bhutan, Weather, Bhutanese culture and religion.
The Kingdom of Bhutan lies in the eastern Himalayas, between Tibet to the north and the Indian territories of Assam and West Bengal to the south.
Bhutan's earliest residents, the Sharchops reside predominantly in eastern Bhutan.
Bhutan is the only country in the world to retain the Tantric form of Mahayana Buddhism (Drukpa Kagyu) as the official religion.
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 Bhutan - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Bhutan is a very mountainous and landlocked nation, situated within the eastern Himalayas.
The official religion of Bhutan is the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism, which is adhered to by about three quarters of the population.
Bhutan is one of the most secluded nations in the world, and access for foreigners is restricted to certain areas, although these are expanding.
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 Bhutan: bootan.com About Bhutan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Bhutan is a land of soaring snowcapped peaks, alpine meadows and densely forested hills and ravines abounding in exotic flora and fauna.
Though known as Bhutan to the outside world, to the Bhutanese, the country is known as Druk Yul, 'land of the thunder dragon'.
Bhutan is the only country in the world to have adopted Mahayana Buddhism in its Tantric form as its official religion.
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 Bhutan Geography
Bhutan's most important commercial centers-- Phuntsholing, Geylegphug, and Samdrup Jongkhar--are located in the Duars, reflecting the meaning of the name, which is derived from the Hindi dwar and means gateway.
Bhutan's climate is as varied as its altitudes and, like most of Asia, is affected by monsoons.
Western Bhutan is particularly affected by monsoons that bring between 60 and 90 percent of the region's rainfall.
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 History of Bhutan
The consolidation of Bhutan occurred in 1616 when Ngawana Namgyal, a lama from Tibet, defeated three Tibetan invasions, subjugated rival religious schools, codified an intricate and comprehensive system of law, and established himself as ruler (shabdrung) over a system of ecclesiastical and civil administrators.
In 1907, Ugyen Wangchuck was elected as the hereditary ruler of Bhutan, crowned on December 17, 1907, and installed as the head of state Druk Gyalpo (Dragon King).
Bhutan became a member of the United Nations in 1971, and during his tenure the National Assembly was established and a new code of law, as well as the Royal Bhutanese Army and the High Court.
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 Bhutan biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The Kingdom of Bhutan is a small, mountainous nation of south Asia, located in the Himalaya Mountains between India and China.
Bhutan's currency, the ngultrum, is interchangeable with the Indian rupee.
Bhutan's hydropower potential and its attraction for tourists are key resources.
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 AllRefer.com - Bhutan : History (Nepal And Bhutan Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
In 1864 the British occupied part of S Bhutan, which was formally annexed after a war in 1865; the Treaty of Sinchula provided for an annual subsidy to Bhutan as compensation.
The Chinese claim to Bhutan (as part of a greater Tibet) and the persecution of Tibetan Buddhists led India to close the Bhutanese-Tibetan border and to build roads in Bhutan capable of carrying Indian military vehicles.
In 1998 the famous Taktsang Monastery in the mountains of W Bhutan, containing one of the finest collections of early Himalayan Buddhist art, was destroyed by fire.
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Bhutan's climate is as diverse as it's land.
Buddhism was brought in to Bhutan when feudal lords in their separate valleys, not a central government, ruled the country.After monks from the Kargyupa sect of Mahayana Buddhism built monasteries throughout the valleys, the Drukpa subsect became the most popular form of religion.
Bhutan traditions and culture are to be retained and not dilute Bhutanese distinctiveness.
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 Bhutan - Country Profile by KE Adventure
There is a strong monsoonal influence over the whole of Bhutan to the south of the main Himalaya Chain, lasting from June to the end of September, and the land area is densely forested as a result.
The climate is humid and subtropical in the southern plains and foothills, temperate in the inner Himalayan valleys of the southern and central regions, and cold in the north, with permanent glaciers along the main Himalayan chain.
The national dress of Bhutan is the men’s kho, a colourful folded gown tied with a sash and the woman’s kira, a large rectangular cloth wound around the body.
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Bhutan's territory used to extend south into present-day Assam, including the protectorate of Cooch_Behar, but, starting in 1772, the British_East_India_Company began to push back the borders through a number of wars and treaties, severely reducing Bhutan's size until the Treaty of Sinchulu of 1865, when some border land was ceded back.
Bhutan is divided into 20 ''dzongkhag'', and further into 201 ''gewog''.
Glaciers in northern Bhutan, which cover about 10 percent of the total surface area, are an important renewable source of water for Bhutan's rivers.
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 Bhutan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Bhutan is situated in the Eastern Himalayas of southern Central Asia and is bordered on the north and Northwest by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and to the west, Southwest, south and east with Indian states of Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
Bhutan is the only country in the world to retain the Vajrayana form of Mahayana Buddhism as its religion.
Bhutan also known as the Last Shangri-La is a land of spectacular contrasts and stunning beauty.
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 Bhutan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The Kingdom of Bhutan is a small, landlocked nation of South Asia, located in the Himalaya Mountains, sandwiched between India and the People's Republic of China.
Bhutan is a very mountainous and landlocked nation, situated within the eastern Himalaya.
The official religion of Bhutan is the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism, which is adhered to by 75% of the population.
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 Geography of Bhutan -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The (A landlocked principality in the Himalayas northeast of India) Kingdom of Bhutan is a (Click link for more info and facts about Himalayan) Himalayan (The people who live in a nation or country) nation, located towards the eastern extreme of the aforementioned (A series of hills or mountains) mountain range.
Only two percent of Bhutan is (Click link for more info and facts about arable land) arable land, with most of it focused here.
Bhutan controls several strategic mountain passes through the (A mountain range extending 1500 miles on the border between India and Tibet; this range contains the world's highest mountain) Himalayas, allowing travel between Tibet and (State in northeastern India) Assam.
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 bhutan general info, tourist info on bhutan,bhutan geography, bhutan religion, bhutan flora and fauna, bhutan currency, ...
Bhutan is a country nestled in the eastern Himalayas.
Bhutan has the richest diversity of Flora and Fauna made possible by the ecological sensitivity of the Bhutanese People and preserved by the policies of a concerned government.
Bhutan markets held regularly, generally on Sat and Sun, are source of local clothing and jewellery, as well as foodstuffs.
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 Introduction to Bhutan
Bhutan is a small sovereign kingdom in the Eastern Himalayas between the Tibetan autonomous region of China to the north and the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal to the south.
The Ngalops populate mostly Western Bhutan migrated from the Tibetan plains and are the importers of Buddhism to Bhutan.
Blessed with unparalleled scenic beauty of majestic snow capped peaks, lush valleys and large tracts of virgin forest, Bhutan is home to numerous rare and endangered species of wildlife such as the blue sheep, musk deer, red panda, snow leopard, fl bear, golden langur and the unique Takin, the national animal of Bhutan.
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Mountainous Bhutan, half the size of Indiana, is situated on the southeast slope of the Himalayas, bordered on the north and east by Tibet and on the south and west and east by India.
Until the 1960s Bhutan was largely isolated from the rest of the world, and its people carried on a tranquil, traditional way of life, farming and trading, which had remained intact for centuries.
Bhutan: History - History Although its early history is vague, Bhutan seems to have existed as a political entity for...
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 Bhutan, Bhutan Tour & Treks Information, Bhutan Himalayas trekking
Bhutan also has a rich wildlife with animals like the takin, snow leopard, golden langur, blue sheep, tiger, water buffalo and elephant.
For the few who do travel to Bhutan, there are a wide variety of activities-from the Snowman trek to kayaking down the Mochhu; from witnessing the colorful festivals in the fortresses to the panoramic mountain flight on Druk Air.
Bhutan is situated in the eastern Himalayan, bordered by Tibet in the North, Sikkim in the West, Indian States of Arunachal Pradesh in the east and Bengal and Assam, the famous lands of the tea in the South.
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 Bhutan (09/05)
Bhutan is divided into 20 districts or dzongkhags, each headed by a district officer (dzongda) who must be elected.
Nepal and Bhutan are currently negotiating to resolve a 13-year-old refugee situation, in which 100,000 refugees are residing in seven UNHCR camps in Nepal.
Bhutan was elected to the UN Commission on Human Rights in 2003 and will serve until 2006.
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 Country profile 00-1: Bhutan
Virtually all Bhutan is mountainous with 20% of land under perpetual snow, and ranging in elevation to 7554 metres.
Bhutan's four major rivers flow south and their huge energy is being harnessed in hydroelectric power schemes.
Bhutan's apples have a ready market in neighbouring India and in Bangladesh but the system of harvesting, collection, sorting and packing have led to disappointing prices.
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 Faces of Bhutan - Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
A site put together by Bhutan authority Brent Olsen provides information on the reconstruction of the Takstang temple, which was built on the face of a 4,000-foot cliff in the Paro valley in the 1640s.
Zeppa’s descriptions of the people and geography of Bhutan are wonderfully vivid, as is her description of the intense culture shock she experienced in adapting to a radically different culture.
Discussing the phalluses painted on the exteriors of homes throughout the country, Orlean writes: “Bhutan is a chaste society in which bare legs and shoulders are never seen, eyes are cast down in modesty, affection is never displayed in public, and propriety and simplicity and dignified shyness are cherished.
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 Bhutan Tours | Bhutan Tour Guide | iExplore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The altitude varies from 300m (1000ft) in the narrow lowland region to 7000m (22,000ft) in the Himalayan plateau in the north.
Bhutan is located in the eastern Himalayas, bordered to the north by China and to the south, east and west by India.
The altitude varies from 300m (1000ft) in the narrow lowland region to 7000m (22,000ft) in the Himalayan plateau in the north, and there are three distinct climatic regions.
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 Asean News Network: Bhutan Experiments in Democracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Bhutan is a tiny country ensconced in the Himalayan mountains.
Bhutan defines gross national happiness as social sustainable development, cultural preservation, care for the environment and good governance.
Bhutan has kept a particularly close eye on nearby Nepal, whose decade-and-a-half experience in democracy has largely failed, say many observers.
www.aseannewsnetwork.com /2005/04/bhutan-experiments-in-democracy.html   (1383 words)

 India Travelogue Destination Bhutan: Bhutan travel, Bhutan history, geography, lifestyle & culture
There are notable advantages to visiting Bhutan during the wet season including the spectacular rhododendron blossom from March through May and the deep green valleys.
The Spring season in Bhutan can be compared to a master artist's palette with colours that, until now, have only existed in the imagination.
Given the geographic isolation of many of Bhutan's highland villages, it is not suprising that a number of different dialects have survived.
www.indiatravelogue.com /dest/bhut/bhut2.html   (1156 words)

 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Bhutan
Model educational, social, and environmental programmes in Bhutan are underway, with support from multilateral development organisations, always taking Bhutan's wish for preservation of its traditions into account.
The Kings of Bhutan prided themselves in keeping out foreign technological advancements like radio and television; a national broadcasting service has been in place since 1973, with television broadcasts only commencing in 1999.
Secondary education is available to all those who pass Class 8, and higher secondary education leading to tertiary studies for those who qualify in Class 10 examinations.
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/Bhutan   (1225 words)

Bhutan - providing information on the country, festivals, and travel and trekking.
Bhutan The Last Shangri-La - features animal archive, overview of culture and history, and teachers' resources.
Bhutan Travel Notes - with links and overview of the country aimed at travelers.
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 Bhutan - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
During 1991 there were noises of a "pro-democracy movement" by the people against the absolute monarchy of Bhutan while the government claimed the campaign was being led by Nepalese immigrants that it referred to as "anti-national terrorists".
In 1992 Bhutan suffered a near disastrous revolt, after three years of trying to overcome a growing pro-democracy movement, when some 70,000 Nepalese civil servants, soldiers and policemen as well as a number of top politicians fled the country causing a near vacuum in some areas of the government.
In 1993 the government was still unable to resolve the uprising by its Nepalese minority who claimed that 53% of Bhutans residents were Nepalese while the government claimed that less than one-third were resident and the remainder were illegal aliens.
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