Bhutan

Bhutan meaning Druk Yul - Land of the Thunder Dragon is landlocked between China and India. 

The capital is Thimphu, its main exports are Electricity, timber, cement, agricultural products and handicrafts.

About Bhutan

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Short Name
BHU
Capital
Thimphu
Language
Dzongkha
Population
682,321
Area
47,000 km²
Calling Code
+975

National Olympic Committee

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NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
Bhutan Olympic Committee
Recognition Year
1984
Address
Changlingmethang Stadium, P.O. Box 939,Thimphu

Sports

he Bhutan Olympic Committee was formed in 1983 and recognized by the IOC the same year. For each Summer Olympic Games since 1984, Bhutan has fielded male and female archers to compete in the kingdom's national sport.

Sports in Bhutan comprise both traditional Bhutanese and modern international games. Archery is the national and most popular sport in Bhutan. Competitions are held regularly in most villages. Other traditional Bhutanese sports include khuru, soksom, pundo, and digor.

International sports enjoy considerable popularity in modern Bhutan. Besides archery, many people in Bhutan play basketball. Other sports include Association Football and futsal, an indoor variation of football. Bhutanese basketball, football and futsal teams compete at national, international, and Olympic levels. Cricket also enjoys a considerable following in Bhutan.

Climate

Bhutan’s climate is affected by monsoons that bring between 60 and 90 percent of the region's rainfall.

The climate is humid and subtropical. Temperatures vary according to elevation.

Most of the central portion of the country experiences a cool, temperate climate year round. In the south, a hot, humid climate helps maintain a fairly even temperature range of between 15° C and 30° C year-round, although temperatures sometimes reach 40° C in the valleys during the summer.

The winter northeast monsoon brings gale-force winds down through High Mountain passes, giving Bhutan its name - Drukyul, which in the Dzongkha language mean Land of the Thunder Dragon.

Religion

Buddhist and Others

Culture

The culture of Bhutan is among the oldest, most carefully guarded and well preserved cultures in the world. People of Bhutan have always been careful about conserving their centuries-old culture.

 Bhutan has long maintained a policy of strict isolationism, both culturally and economically, with the goal of preserving its cultural heritage and independence. Bhutanese culture derives from ancient culture. This culture affected the early growth of this country

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Thimphu, Bhutan, April 29, 2020: Tandin Wangchuk and Kinley Tshering have fully integrated into J...
29.04.2020
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17.03.2020
Thimphu, Bhutan, January 21, 2020: Fifty participants are taking part in a two-and-a-half week lo...
21.01.2020
Thimphu, Bhutan, January 2, 2020: HRH Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, the President of the Bhutan ...
02.01.2020
Thimphu, Bhutan, September 24, 2019: Andrew Parsons, President of the International Paralympic Co...
24.09.2019