Bhutan, despite its small size, is a country of geographic extremes. From the sub-tropical south of the country it is only a few kilometers, as the crow flies, to the permanent ice of the Himalayas. The lowest point of Bhutan, Drangme Chhu, lies only 97 meters above sea-level. The highest point is the Kulha Kari with 7553 meters.

On the following pages you may gain an overview of the general geographic, economic and demographic facts about Bhutan.

 
The Political System
Geography
The Economy of Bhutan
The Population

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