Bhutan Country Info

PRACTICALITIES The Royal Government of Bhutan has adopted a very cautious approach to the development of tourism in the kingdom in an effort to avoid the negative impacts of tourism on the culture and the environment. In 1997, the number of tourists who visited Bhutan reached 5,361. Visitors to Bhutan must either be guests of … Read more Bhutan Country Info

Bhutan People & Society

The Population The Bhutanese population of over 600,000 comprises of multi-ethnic and multi-lingual society. The extreme north east is a home to the Brokpas, the semi-nomads of the villages of Merak and Sakteng who thrive on rearing yaks and sheep. They speak Bro-kad, the language of the Brokpas. In summer they move to the pastures … Read more Bhutan People & Society

Bhutan Language

There are two main languages in Bhutan. Dzongkha is the national language of Bhutan spoken in most parts of Bhutan and Nepali is spoken by the people of southern Bhutan who are of Nepalese origin. Dzongkha, the official language of Bhutan, has been derived from the Tibetan language. It has some similarity to Tibetan in … Read more Bhutan Language

Bhutan Human Rights

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2007 Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor March 11, 2008 Bhutan is a hereditary monarchy with a population of approximately 700,000. In 2005 King Jigme Singye Wangchuck announced plans for a new constitution and in 2006 transferred power to his son, Crown Prince Jigme … Read more Bhutan Human Rights