Bhutan 1998

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The small kingdom of Bhutan on the southern slope of the Himalayas between the dry highlands of Tibet and the lush lowlands cut by Indian rivers protects its own culture by limiting the number of tourists and maintaining old traditions such as clothing. Women wear a long shoulder-length suit, a chirp. The men’s outfit is a knee-length gho, loose kimono-style, belt-bound jacket. Your own dzongha language is also highly valued.

The atmosphere in the capital Thimphu is unhurried: no fast food places, no advertising lights, no traffic lights. The heart of the city of less than 100,000 inhabitants is Trashichhoe Dzong and along the main street there is a row of small shops, artisan workshops and restaurants built in the traditional style. However, most of the hustle and bustle is in Paro, where the only airport in the country is located. A particularly handsome monastery fortress is in Punakha. The spiritual leader of the country (Je khempo) moves here with his courts for the winter months.

Yearbook 1998

Bhutan. According to Countryaah, the capital of Bhutan is Thimphu. Something of a cultural revolution occurred when the one-ruler, King Jigme Singye Wangchuk, allowed his people to watch TV in connection with the World Cup in June / July. A large TV screen was set up in the capital Thimphu where the matches could be seen via Indian television’s live broadcasts. Before that, the authorities had done what they could to culturally isolate the country.

In early July, the king reformed his government for the first time in 26 years, appointing six new ministers. The National Assembly immediately approved the King’s proposal.

  • Abbreviationfinder: What does RUB stand for in geography? Here, this 3 letter acronym refers to the country of Bhutan.


In the south and inland, up to 5,000 mm of precipitation can fall due to the southwest monsoon. The temperatures here are around 23 ° C in summer. In the northern high Himalayas, summer precipitation falls as snow. The valleys of the country are rather poor in rainfall with up to 700mm per year.

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Dictionary of History

Bhutan Asian state bordering India and Tibet. Until the 17th century. it did not have a precise political configuration. The Nagdban-rnamrgyal lama (1594-1651), who fled from Tibet following religious conflicts, gave the country an ecclesiastical organization. Bhutan is a monarchy and the current Wangchuck dynasty was established in 1907. King Jigme Singye Wangchuck (b. 1955) attempted a process of modernization and strengthening of national identity, privileging Buddhist cultural traditions and thus prejudicing relations with the Nepalese and Hindu minority, a policy that led to clashes and repression in the 1990s. The situation has improved since 1998, when the king renounced some of his powers to the advantage of the council of ministers; in 2006 he abdicated in favor of his son Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck. The first political elections (2007) seem to have accelerated the transition process towards a constitutional monarchy. The economy is backward; agriculture employs 90% of the workforce; the production is mainly rice.