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Overview: Bhutan

In 1989 the then King imposed a ‘One Nation, One People’ policy, which imposed elitist Drukpa mores on the entire population. The Nepali language was banned in schools and Hindu ‘pathshalas’, or seminaries, which taught the Sanskrit scriptures were closed down. Two years after King Jigme Singye Wangchuck abdicatedin favour of his son, Jigme Khesarnamgyel Wangchuk in2008, Bhutan became a constitutional monarchy – in principle.

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Profile: Bhutan

In the space of 10 pages the Profile covers the following:

- Timeline

- Political structure

- Population,

- Education  

- Health

- Welfare

- Main cities

- Languages spoken

- Media

- Economy

- Agriculture

- Industry and manufacturing

- Tourism

- Mining,

- Hydrocarbons

- Energy

- Financial markets

- Banking and insurance

- Time

- Geography

- Climate

- Dress codes

- Entry requirements

- Health (for visitors)

- Hotels

- Credit cards

- Public holidays

- Working hours

- Telecommunications

- Electricity

- Social customs and useful tips

- Security

- Getting there

- Getting about

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Key Facts

Key Facts:

Key Facts
Official name: Druk-yul (The Kingdom of Bhutan)
Head of State: Druk Gyalpo (Dragon King) Jigme Kesar Namgyal Wangchuk (since 14 Dec 2006).
Head of government: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay PDP) (from 13 Jul 2013)
Ruling party: People's Democratic Party (PDP) (from 13 Jul 2013)
Area: 47,000 square km
Population: 766,000 (2014)*
Capital: Thimphu
Official language: Dzongkha
Currency: Ngultrum (Nu) = 100 chetrums
Exchange rate: Nu66.55 per US$ (Sep 2015)
GDP per capita: US$2,730 (2014)*
GDP real growth: 6.35% (2014)*
GDP: US$2.09 billion (2014)*
Unemployment: 3.20% (2014)
Inflation: 7.70% (2014)*
Balance of trade: -US$365.80 million (2014)*
* estimated figure


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