Map of Bhutan

Interesting Facts

  • 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).