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Bhutan


    • Names:

        conventional long form:
        Kingdom of Bhutan

        conventional short form:
        Bhutan

    • Digraph:
      BT

    • Type:
      monarchy; special treaty relationship with India

    • Capital:
      Thimphu

    • Administrative divisions:
      18 districts (dzongkhag, singular and plural); Bumthang, Chhukha, Chirang, Daga, Geylegphug, Ha, Lhuntshi, Mongar, Paro, Pemagatsel, Punakha, Samchi, Samdrup Jongkhar, Shemgang, Tashigang, Thimphu, Tongsa, Wangdi Phodrang

    • Independence:
      8 August 1949 (from India)

    • National holiday:
      National Day, 17 December (1907) (Ugyen Wangchuck became first hereditary king)

    • Constitution:
      no written constitution or bill of rights

    • Legal system:
      based on Indian law and English common law; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

    • Suffrage:
      each family has one vote in village-level elections

    • Executive branch:

        Chief of State and Head of Government:
        King Jigme Singye WANGCHUCK (since 24 July 1972)

        Royal Advisory Council (Lodoi Tsokde):
        nominated by the king

        cabinet:
        Council of Ministers (Lhengye Shungtsog); appointed by the king

    • Legislative branch:
      unicameral National Assembly (Tshogdu); no national elections

    • Judicial branch:
      High Court

    • Political parties and leaders:
      no legal parties

    • Other political or pressure groups:
      Buddhist clergy; Indian merchant community; ethnic Nepalese organizations leading militant antigovernment campaign

    • Member of:
      AsDB, CP, ESCAP, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, IDA, IFAD, IMF, INTELSAT, IOC, ITU, NAM, SAARC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WHO, WIPO

    • Diplomatic representation in US:
      Bhutan has no embassy in the US, but does have a Permanent Mission to the UN, headed by Ugyen TSERING, located at 2 United Nations Plaza, 27th Floor, New York, NY 10017, telephone [1] (212) 826-1919; note - the Bhutanese mission to the UN has consular jurisdiction in the US

        consulate(s) general:
        New York

        honorary consulate(s):
        San Francisco; Washington, DC

    • US diplomatic representation:
      no formal diplomatic relations, although informal contact is maintained between the Bhutanese and US Embassy in New Delhi (India)

    • Flag:
      divided diagonally from the lower hoist side corner; the upper triangle is orange and the lower triangle is red; centered along the dividing line is a large black and white dragon facing away from the hoist side






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