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Bhutan

S.S. Ms.Mack's class.
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Alyssa K

on 4 May 2013

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Here's some tips: Bhutan Alyssa and Alyssa by The Kingdom of Bhutan aka Druk-Yul or Druk-Gyalkhap Location The Kingdom of Bhutan is surrounded by China and India. It's capital is Thimphu (Tashi Chho Dzong), the absolute location of the capital is 30, 340. Place Bhutan is 47,000 sq km (18,150 sq mi) with it's highest point being the Kula Kangri 7,554 m (4,783 ft) while it's lowest point is the Drange Chhu 97 m (318 ft). Some of Bhutan's greatest rivers are the Wang Chu, the Sankosh, Tongsa, Bumtang, and last but not least Manas and Kuru. Limited Tourism In 1974 Bhutan allowed tourists. Unfortunately there are strict entry regulations. And the remoteness of Bhutan has delayed tourists numbers. In 2000 the income roughly 10 million, 7,559 visitors. Bhutanese Tourists Monarchy/Government Bhutan has functioned as a limited monarchy since 1969. The king is the chief of state and head of the government. If there is a 2/3 vote of the National Assembly he will be removed. Bhutan's King being crowned Education Education is not compulsory and more than half the population don't attend. Dzongkha is a required subject. And now school is more popular due to new schools being built. Media There are 2 radio stations which short wave 1. Within Bhutan there are only 149,400 cell phone users with only 26,300 telephones. Though not as much 40,000 internet users with only 1 TV station. Sports The national sport of Bhutan is archery, where of 10 competitions will be held in local villages. Often the rules change from Olympic Standards to Technical Details. A traditional sport also played in Bhutan is Digor where it is a combo of shot pot and horse shoe throwing Cricket and Football (Soccer) have also recently gained popularity. Archery Language The official language of Bhutan is Dzongkha where if you attend school you are required to learn. Sharchhopka and Lhotshamka are others amoung Bhutan's many language's. Strange enough more people speak some other language vs. Lhotshamka. Human Environmental Interaction HEI Bhutan is tropical in the southern plains. With cool winters and hot summers in their central valleys. In the Himalayas have cool summers with severe winters. To live in Bhutan the Bhutanese need to adapt to the high altitudes and the cool weather. Where the summers are hot those who live in Bhutan must learn to survive by adapting to it's hot summers. In Bhutan they grow many plants. For instance some major crops they grow in Bhutan are fruits and spices. While they rely on rice, corn, root crops, citrus, food grains; dairy products, and eggs. But like any other country they effect the environment. The Bhutanese affect the enviornment by harvesting and planting crops. For example they cut down trees for timber in which they export, they also make cement. Movement Bhutan is well known for many things, but some are more well know than others. One of those things is the fact that they have a Happiness Meter and no army, all of their protection is provided by India. Most likely because Bhutan is a realitvly peaceful country, full of Buddhist's. Imports and Exports Bhutan exports mostly spices, timber, and fruit. Bhutan even exports some handicrafts, Though among these exports they also have gypsum, cement, electricity, precious stones, and calcium carbide. Bhutan imports a lot of materials needed for vehicles. For instance fuel, lubricants, machinery and parts, and vehicles. The rest consits of grains, fabrics, and rice.
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