Bhutan Quick Glance

Bhutan: a quick glance

National Development Philosophy: Gross National Happiness (GNH)

State religion: Vajrayana Buddhism

National Language: Dzongkha

National Animal: Takin

National Flower: Blue puppy

National Bird: Raven

National Dress: Gho & Kira

National day: 17th December

Head of the state: His Majesty the King Jigme Kheshar Namgyel Wangchuck

Form of Government: Democratic Constitutional Monarchy

Head of the Government: Prime Minister

Present Prime Minister: Lyonchen Tshering Tobgay

Present Government (2013-2018): People’s Democratic Party (PDP)

Highest decision making Body: The National Assembly and the National Council (Parliament)

Start of Monarchy: 1907

Start of Constitutional Monarchy: 2007

First Democratic election: 2008

Population: around 800,000

Currency: Ngultrum (BTN)

Indian Rupee (INR)

International Calling code: +975

Internet TLD: .bt