Bhutan or Druk Yul is known as the “Land oF Thunder Dragon”. The original name Bhutan may have evolved from Sanskrit
‘Bhotant’ meaning ‘the end of Tibet’ or from Bhu-uttan meaning ‘highland’. Bhutan’s early history is steeped in Buddhist tradition and mythology. The medieval and modern history is better documented with its ancient history. It was a time of warlords, feuds, giant fortresses and castles. The modern history is no less amazing, with intrigue, treachery, fierce battles and extraordinary pageantry all playing an important part. Bhutan is also known as the last domain of Tantric Buddhism.
The estimated population of Bhutan is 600,000.00 with 43% of the population under 15 years of age. The population can be categorized intro three main ethnic groups; the Sharshops [people who live in the east], Ngalong [the descendants of Tibetan immigrants] and the Lhotshampa [Nepalese who settled in the south
Bhutan is a landlocked country encompassing 46,500 sq. km. The country is bound in the north and northwest by Tibet and surrounded by India in the east and south. It can be divided into three major geographic regions: the high Himalayas of the north, the hills and valleys of the center and the foothills and plains of the south.
Bhutan is situated between 80 o 45’ and 92 o 10 east longitude and between 26o 40’ and 28o 15’ north latitude. The three relief zones [the foothills, the central Himalayan valleys and the High Himalayas define the three climatic regions; tropical, temperate with monsOon and alpine with monsoon.
Ecology could not find a better balance than within the lush natural environment of Bhutan. More than 72% of the country’s rugged terrain is under forest. As the mountain ranges climb from sea level to the highest peaks on earth, the trees range from the tropical hardwoods to numerous alpine species. The seasons in Bhutan can be identified by the foliage that colors the hillsides.Bhutan is a home to rare wildlife, including the rarest protected species like the snow leopard, the Himalayan bear, the black-necked crane, the national animal Golden Takin and the golden langur.
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