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|Date of Independence:|
|17 December 1907|
|Total Area Ranking:|
|136 of 236 in the World|
|Population Size Ranking:|
|165 of 242 in the World|
Bhutan is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is bordered by India to the south, east and west, and China to the north.
Bhutan is a mountainous country, crisscrossed by steep river valleys. The north of the country is covered by an arc of the Himalayan mountain range, with alpine pasture in intervening valleys. These mountains can range up to 7,570 m (24,840 ft) high. The central region is characterised by a lower range of mountains cut by deep river valleys. These mountains are covered by forests. Most of the population lives in this region. In the south, a lower range of mountains, covered by subtropical forests, slope down to meet the Duars plain of northern India. The land area is 38,394 square kilometres (14,824 square miles).
The country has a population of 742,700 (2012 figures). The population is made up of 50% Ngalops (Northern Bhutanese), 35% Lhotshampa (ethnic Nepalese) and 15% indigenous tribes. In terms of religion, 76% of the population is Buddhist, 23% Hindu and 1% other. The capital is Thimphu.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in Bhutan.
Civil Aircraft Registrations:
Bhutan civil aircraft have used the registration prefix A5-xxx since about 2000.
Military Air Arms
Army Aviation (Royal Bhutan Army)
Central Government Agencies
No aviation services at present.
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation – limited helicopter EMS operations are provided by the Indian Air Force
Police (Royal Bhutan Police) – no aviation branch
To be added
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.
No Bhutani aviation magazines known.
Bhutani Aviation Bibliography – to be added
To be added.