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Google maps, detailed facts of Bhutan, (ISO: BT) and the capital city, Thimphu. This page enables you to explore Bhutan and its land boundaries in total: 1,136 km. You may also view the border countries of Bhutan (total: 2, China 477 km, India 659 km with its area of total: 38,394 sq km; land: 38,394 sq km, water: 0 sq km through detailed Satellite imagery – fast and easy as never before – with Google maps.

Find comprehensive geographical, economical, environmental, governmental, cultural, scientific, historical and demographical related information below, on the wiki page of Bhutan.

In case if you are traveling by car, there is also Street View and free Driving Directions by Google at your service.

Your virtual Sightseeing in Bhutan, Asia starts here on this map & Wiki page.


Bhutan Google maps & facts

This virtual map shows Bhutan, located in Southern Asia, between China and India with its cities, towns, highways, main roads, streets, Street Views and terrain maps regularly updated by Google.



You are viewing Bhutan and its location (Asia), at the geographic coordinates of 27 30 N, 90 30 E, inland counties boundaries and international borders.

Hint: Have a look at the Street view in Bhutan, BT. All you have to do is to drag and pull the little yellow man (Pegman) on the Google map above the desired location in Bhutan. After that whenever it is available (currently more than 50 countries provided by Google around the word), blue stripes will appear to show the photos and details from Google’s regularly updated data image base.

The map of Bhutan, Asia is free, but for informational use only. No representation made or warranty given as to any map or its content by Search Driving Directions.com. User assumes all risk of use of this Bhutan Google map and fast facts/wiki page.

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Geographical facts about Bhutan including Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan

Name of the country: Bhutan Capital city: Thimphu
Geographical coordinates of Bhutan: 27 30 N, 90 30 E Geographical coordinates of Thimphu: 27 28 N 89 38 E
Location of Bhutan: Southern Asia, between China and India Continent / area: Asia
The area of Bhutan: total: 38,394 sq km; land: 38,394 sq km, water: 0 sq km Area comparative of Bhutan: about one-half the size of Indiana
The elevation data of Bhutan: mean elevation: 2,220 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Drangeme Chhu 97 m, highest point: Gangkar Puensum 7,570 m The climate of Bhutan: varies: tropical in southern plains: cool winters and hot summers in central valleys: severe winters and cool summers in Himalayas
Land use of Bhutan: agricultural land: 13.6%; arable land 2.6%; permanent crops 0.3%; permanent pasture 10.7%; forest: 85.5%; other: 0.9% (2011 estimate) Irrigated land: 320 sq km (2012)
Geographical notes of Bhutan: landlocked country; strategic location between China and India; controls several key Himalayan mountain passes The terrain of Bhutan: mostly mountainous with some fertile valleys and savanna
Land boundaries of Bhutan: total: 1,136 km Borders countries of Bhutan: China 477 km, India 659 km
Maritime claims of Bhutan: none – (landlocked country)

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Fast facts about Bhutan

Are you traveling to Bhutan? When you are on the way to explore foreign countries in Asia, it is always good to be aware of the nature of that specific nation and the surroundings, in this case: Southern Asia, between China and India.

Did you know that the legal system of Bhutan is civil law based on Buddhist religious law?

When you are traveling around or looking for accommodation in Bhutan, you would better know, that (there are in total lengths of roadways total: 10,578 km, paved: 2,975 km (includes 2,180 km of natonal highways), unpaved: 7,603 km (2013)) and the most crowded areas in this country are: THIMPHU (capital) 152,000 (2014). The urbanization rate in this country looks like the following: urban population: 38.6% of total population (2015).

The total number of population in Bhutan: 750,125 (July 2016 estimate) with a population growth rate of 1.09% (2016 estimate) and the most widely spoken language(s) are Sharchhopka 28%, Dzongkha (official language) 24%, Lhotshamkha 22%, other 26% (includes foreign languages) (2005 estimate). In these days, Bhutan has to face with a net migration rate of 0 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

You may find the following ethnic groups in Bhutan nowadays; Ngalop (also known as Bhote) 50%, ethnic Nepalese 35% (includes Lhotsampas – one of several Nepalese ethnic groups), indigenous or migrant tribes 15%.

The right to vote in Bhutan can be exercised by the population from the age of 18 years of age, universal and he following ways can earn the citizenship; citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: the father must be a citizen of Bhutan. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 10 years.

In case if you plan to visit Bhutan for shopping, or for business porpuses, it is good to know that the national holidays in Bhutan are: National Day (Ugyen WANGCHUCK became first hereditary king), 17 December (1907).

Whether you are traveling for business or please, never forget that sometimes there are several risks/hazards on your way; In the case of Bhutan, these are the most likely dangers you might face: violent storms from the Himalayas are the source of the country’s Bhutanese name, which translates as Land of the Thunder Dragon; frequent landslides during the rainy season. What do you think? Are you prepared enough to visit Thimphu and / or Bhutan?

Living with the given conditions, affected by all the civilization and natural harms in Bhutan, the population has to face with a death rate of 6.6 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

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Travel references about Bhutan

To make your travel experience better, you may do it better to understand at least one of the most widely spoken languages in Bhutan. Here they are: Sharchhopka 28%, Dzongkha (official language) 24%, Lhotshamkha 22%, other 26% (includes foreign languages) (2005 estimate).

For your local internet searches, use the following TLD: .bt

Do not be surprised, when visiting this country, its climate typically is like this; varies: tropical in southern plains: cool winters and hot summers in central valleys: severe winters and cool summers in Himalayas.

Its capital city is Thimphu, where the local time zone is UTC+6, which is 11 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time. Note to the timezone in Thimphu: N/A.

For nature lovers, we do note the following elevation data regarding Bhutan; mean elevation: 2,220 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Drangeme Chhu 97 m, highest point: Gangkar Puensum 7,570 m. The lengths of its total coastline are: 0 km (landlocked country) and the length of the land boundaries is total: 1,136 km.

Current environmental issues in Bhutan; soil erosion; limited access to potable water.

And again – in case if you missed it-, those natural hazards, that are threatening your journey: violent storms from the Himalayas are the source of the country’s Bhutanese name, which translates as Land of the Thunder Dragon; frequent landslides during the rainy season.

For your traveling options, there are 2 (2013) airports and N/A heliports in Bhutan all together with N/A waterways, and roadways in total: total: 10,578 km, paved: 2,975 km (includes 2,180 km of natonal highways), unpaved: 7,603 km (2013).

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Background of Bhutan

Like every nation, Bhutan also has its historical background, and it has shaped its social, cultural, political and geographical characteristics; Following Britain’s victory in the 1865 Duar War, Britain and Bhutan signed the Treaty of Sinchulu, under which Bhutan would receive an annual subsidy in exchange for ceding land to British India. Ugyen WANGCHUCK – who had served as the de facto ruler of an increasingly unified Bhutan and had improved relations with the British toward the end of the 19th century – was named king 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. Bhutan negotiated a similar arrangement with independent India after 1947. Two years later, a formal Indo-Bhutanese accord returned to Bhutan a small piece of the territory annexed by the British, formalized the annual subsidies the country received, and defined India’s responsibilities in defense and foreign relations. Under a succession of modernizing monarchs beginning in the 1950s, Bhutan joined the UN in 1971 and slowly continued its engagement beyond its borders.In March 2005, King Jigme Singye WANGCHUCK unveiled the government’s draft constitution – which introduced major democratic reforms – and held a national referendum for its approval. In December 2006, the King abdicated the throne in favor of his son, Jigme Khesar Namgyel WANGCHUCK. In early 2007, India and Bhutan renegotiated their treaty, eliminating the clause that stated that Bhutan would be “guided by” India in conducting its foreign policy, although Thimphu continues to coordinate closely with New Delhi. Elections for seating the country’s first parliament were completed in March 2008; the king ratified the country’s first constitution in July 2008. Bhutan experienced a peaceful turnover of power following parliamentary elections in 2013, which resulted in the defeat of the incumbent party. The disposition of some 18,000 refugees of the roughly 100,000 who fled or were forced out of Bhutan in the 1990s – and who are housed in two UN refugee camps in Nepal – remains unresolved. Source: CIA, The World Factbook.

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