Bhutan, Kingdom of Bhutan, Królestwo Buthanu, Państwo Smoka, Druk-Gyal-Khab, Druk Gjek’ap
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In 1865, Britain and Bhutan signed the Treaty of Sinchulu, under which Bhutan would receive an annual subsidy in exchange for ceding some border land. Under British influence, a monarchy was set up in 1907; three years later, a treaty was signed whereby the British agreed not to interfere in Bhutanese internal afairs and Bhutan allowed Britain to direct its foreign affairs. This role was assumed by independent India after 1947. Two years later, a formal Indo-Bhutanese accord returned the areas of Bhutan annexed by the British, formalized the annual subsidies the country received, and defined India's responsibilities in defense and foreign relations. A refugee issue of some 100,000 Bhutanese in Nepal remains unresolved; 90% of these displaced persons are housed in seven United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) camps. Maoist Assamese separatists from India, who have established themselves in the southeast portion of Bhutan, have drawn Indian cross-border incursions.

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1. Dependency status: NA

2. Government type: monarchy; special treaty relationship with India

3. Location: Southern Asia, between China and India

4. Border Countries: China 470 km, India 605 km

5. Climate: varies; tropical in southern plains; cool winters and hot summers in central valleys; severe winters and cool summers in Himalayas

6. Terrain: mostly mountainous with some fertile valleys and savanna

7. Area: 47,000 km2

8. Capital: Thimphu

9. Administrative divisions: 18 districts (dzongkhag, singular and plural); Bumthang, Chhukha, Chirang, Daga, Geylegphug, Ha, Lhuntshi, Mongar, Paro, Pemagatsel, Punakha, Samchi, Samdrup Jongkhar, Shemgang, Tashigang, Thimphu, Tongsa, Wangdi Phodrang

10. Population: 2,049,412 (July 2001 est.)

11. Languages: Dzongkha (official), Bhotes speak various Tibetan dialects, Nepalese speak various Nepalese dialects

12. Religions: Lamaistic Buddhist 75%, Indian- and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism 25%

13. Currency: ngultrum (BTN); Indian rupee (INR)

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22. Airlines:

Druk Air (KB) (Royal Bhutan Airlines), the national airline of Bhutan, is the only airline serving Bhutan. Druk Air operates flights from Delhi and Calcutta (India), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Bangkok (Thailand) and Khatmandu (Nepal).

  • Druk Air (Royal Bhutan Airlines) (KB) - www.drukair.com.bt (national airline)
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