- a kingdom in the Himalayas, NE of India: foreign affairs under Indian jurisdiction. About 19,300 sq. mi. (50,000 sq. km). Capital: Thimphu.
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Over 2,000 people graduate from university each year in Bhutan, and they yearn for professional work.
In 2013, Bhutan had nearly 120,000 visitors—the highest in its history, according to the Bhutan Tourism Council.
Editor's Note: This piece has been updated to reflect that there are currently 1,000 travel operators working in Bhutan.
Despite the rapid growth, Bhutan is still trying to keep its traditions alive and preserve the heavens for generations to come.
Travelers have started to take notice of Bhutan, great news for the nation that's banking on tourism for economic grow.
They were officially styled the Bhutan Agent and the Bhutanese interpreter.Life in an Indian Outpost
I write in an old forest rest-house on the borders of British Bhutan.The Unveiling of Lhasa
The first line of mountains guarding Bhutan had been traversed.The Elephant God
Concerning the history of Bhutan, I have been able to discover but little.
Some excellent survey work was done in Bhutan by a native surveyor during the progress of the Tibetan Expedition in 1904.
- a kingdom in central Asia: disputed by Tibet, China, India, and Britain since the 18th century but most closely connected with India; contains inaccessible stretches of the E Himalayas in the north. Official language: Dzongka; Nepali is also spoken. Official religion: Mahayana Buddhist. Currencies: ngultrum and Indian rupee. Capital: Thimbu. Pop: 725 296 (2013 est). Area: about 46 600 sq km (18 000 sq miles)
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