Bhutan

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Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia.wikipedia
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Sikkim

Sikkim, IndiaSikhimSikkim State
Located in the Eastern Himalayas, it is bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China in the north, the Sikkim state of India and the Chumbi Valley of Tibet in the west, the Arunachal Pradesh state of India in the east, and the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal in the south.
It borders Tibet in the north and northeast, Bhutan in the east, Nepal in the west, and West Bengal in the south.

Assam

Assam, IndiaAssam StateAssamese
Located in the Eastern Himalayas, it is bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China in the north, the Sikkim state of India and the Chumbi Valley of Tibet in the west, the Arunachal Pradesh state of India in the east, and the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal in the south.
The state is bordered by Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh to the north; Nagaland and Manipur to the east; Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram and Bangladesh to the south; and West Bengal to the west via the Siliguri Corridor, a 22 km strip of land that connects the state to the rest of India.

Arunachal Pradesh

ArunachalAka HillsArunachal Pradesh, India
Located in the Eastern Himalayas, it is bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China in the north, the Sikkim state of India and the Chumbi Valley of Tibet in the west, the Arunachal Pradesh state of India in the east, and the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal in the south.
It shares international borders with Bhutan in the west, Myanmar in the east, and China in the north, with which the border is the McMahon Line.

Eastern Himalaya

Eastern HimalayasEast HimalayaEast Himalayas
Located in the Eastern Himalayas, it is bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China in the north, the Sikkim state of India and the Chumbi Valley of Tibet in the west, the Arunachal Pradesh state of India in the east, and the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal in the south.
The Eastern Himalayas extend from eastern Nepal across Northeast India, Bhutan, the Tibet Autonomous Region to Yunnan in China and northern Myanmar.

South Asia

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Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia.
The current territories of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka form South Asia.

West Bengal

West Bengal, IndiaBengalWestern Bengal
Located in the Eastern Himalayas, it is bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China in the north, the Sikkim state of India and the Chumbi Valley of Tibet in the west, the Arunachal Pradesh state of India in the east, and the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal in the south.
Part of the ethno-linguistic Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, it borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north.

Thimphu

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Thimphu is its capital and largest city, while Phuntsholing is its financial center.
Thimphu (ཐིམ་ཕུ ; formerly spelt as Thimbu or Thimpu ) is the capital and largest city of Bhutan.

History of Bhutan

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It has never been colonized in its history.
Bhutan's early history is steeped in mythology and remains obscure.

Culture of Bhutan

Bhutanese cultureBhutanese mythologyculture
Situated on the ancient Silk Road between Tibet, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, the Bhutanese state developed a distinct national identity based on Buddhism.
Cradled in the folds of the Himalayas, Bhutan has relied on its geographical isolation to protect itself from outside cultural influences.

House of Wangchuck

WangchuckWangchuck dynastythe monarchy
Following a civil war in the 19th century, the House of Wangchuck reunited the country and established relations with the British Empire.
The House of Wangchuck has ruled Bhutan since it was reunified in 1907.

Zhabdrung Rinpoche

ShabdrungZhabdrungShabdrung Rinpoche
Headed by a spiritual leader known as the Zhabdrung Rinpoche, the territory comprised many fiefdoms and was governed as a Buddhist theocracy.
In Bhutan the title almost always refers to Ngawang Namgyal (1594–1651), the founder of the Bhutanese state, or one of his successive reincarnations.

National Assembly (Bhutan)

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In 2008 Bhutan transitioned from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy and held the first election to the National Assembly of Bhutan.
The National Assembly is the elected lower house of Bhutan's new bicameral Parliament which also comprises the Druk Gyalpo (Dragon King) and the National Council.

Wildlife of Bhutan

Wildlife in Bhutan
The wildlife of Bhutan is notable for its diversity.
The Kingdom of Bhutan is a small, landlocked nation nestled in the southern slopes of the Eastern Himalaya.

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

Jigme Khesar Namgyal WangchuckKing Jigme Khesar Namgyel WangchuckKing of Bhutan
The government is a parliamentary democracy; the head of state is the King of Bhutan, known as the "Dragon King."
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (, Wylie: jigs med ge sar rnam rgyal dbang phyug; born 21 February 1980) is the Druk Gyalpo or "Dragon King" of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

SAARCSouth Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation
It is a member of the United Nations, SAARC, BIMSTEC and the Non-Aligned Movement.
Its member states are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Royal Bhutan Army

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The Royal Bhutan Army maintains a close relationship with the Indian Armed Forces.
The Royal Bhutan Army (RBA; བསྟན་སྲུང་དམག་སྡེ་ ), is a branch of the armed forces of the Kingdom of Bhutan responsible for maintaining the country's territorial integrity and sovereignty against security threats.

Tibet Autonomous Region

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Located in the Eastern Himalayas, it is bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China in the north, the Sikkim state of India and the Chumbi Valley of Tibet in the west, the Arunachal Pradesh state of India in the east, and the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal in the south.
Tibet Autonomous Region also contains Doklam which is in dispute with Bhutan.

Tibet

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Located in the Eastern Himalayas, it is bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China in the north, the Sikkim state of India and the Chumbi Valley of Tibet in the west, the Arunachal Pradesh state of India in the east, and the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal in the south.
It is employed throughout the Tibetan plateau and Bhutan and is also spoken in parts of Nepal and northern India, such as Sikkim.

Druk Gyalpo

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The government is a parliamentary democracy; the head of state is the King of Bhutan, known as the "Dragon King."
The Druk Gyalpo (lit. Dragon King) is the head of state of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

Gangkhar Puensum

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The country's landscape ranges from lush subtropical plains in the south to the sub-alpine Himalayan mountains in the north, where there are peaks higher than 7000 m. Gangkhar Puensum is Bhutan's highest peak and may also be the highest unclimbed mountain in the world.
Gangkhar Puensum (གངས་དཀར་སྤུན་གསུམ་, alternatively, Gangkar Punsum or Gankar Punzum) is the highest mountain in Bhutan and a strong candidate for the highest unclimbed mountain in the world with an elevation of 7570 m and a prominence of 2995 m. Its name means "White Peak of the Three Spiritual Brothers".

Cooch Behar State

Koch BiharCooch BeharMaharaja of Cooch Behar
One of the earliest Western records of Bhutan, the 1627 Relação of the Portuguese Jesuits Estêvão Cacella and João Cabral, records its name variously as Cambirasi (among the Koch Biharis ), Potente, and Mon (an endonym for southern Tibet).
It is located south of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, in present-day West Bengal.

Bengal

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The skirmishes eventually led to the Duar War (1864–65), a confrontation for control of the Bengal Duars.
Geographically, it is made up by the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta system, the largest such formation in the world; along with mountains in its north bordering the Himalayan states of Nepal and Bhutan and east bordering Burma.

Tsa Yig

To defend the country against intermittent Tibetan forays, Namgyal built a network of impregnable dzongs or fortresses, and promulgated the Tsa Yig, a code of law that helped to bring local lords under centralized control.
In Bhutan, the Tsa Yig Chenmo (Dzongkha: བཅའ་ཡིག་ཆེན་མོ་; Wylie: bca' yig chen-mo; "constitution, code of law" ) refers to the legal code enacted by founder Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal around 1629.

Corruption Perceptions Index

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In South Asia, Bhutan ranks first in economic freedom, ease of doing business, and peace, and is the least corrupt country in the region.

Indian subcontinent

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Situated on the ancient Silk Road between Tibet, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, the Bhutanese state developed a distinct national identity based on Buddhism.
Politically, the Indian subcontinent includes all or part of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.