Bhutan is the first country in the world with specific constitutional obligations on its people to protect the environment. Among its requirements: at least 60 percent of the nation must remain under forest cover at all times.
One-third of Bhutan’s population is under the age of 14; its median age is 23.4 years.
Thimphu is one of just two capital cities in Asia that does not have a single traffic light. The other is Pyongyang, North Korea.
Bhutan is the only nation in the world where the sale of tobacco is banned.
At 24,840 feet, Gangkhar Puensum is the highest point in Bhutan – and the highest unclimbed mountain in the world.
Bhutan is the only country in the world to measure national happiness through a development index known as Gross National Happiness (GNH).