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Bhutan has one of the most unspoiled environments and landscapes in Asia. However, the high population growth rate, urbanization, and overwhelming population density have left Bhutan vulnerable to the devastating effects of climate change.1 Over time, the usage of land and irrigation systems have increased the need for water, while water availability has decreased.2 Moreover, it has been very difficult for the government to develop a climate change mitigation plan since the country encompasses so many different variations of topography.3 In recent years, there have been an increase in flash floods, as well as outbreaks in malaria and dengue fever.4

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1 http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/napa/btn01.pdf
2 Ibid
3 Ibid
4 http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/how-bhutan-grappling-climate-change
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Bhutan News

The Guardian 
The turbaned character in the video mocks India's reaction to the Chinese roadwork, which he likens to someone “building a path in his garden”. It portrays Bhutan, which asked Delhi for military assistance to repel the Chinese, as an unwilling ... See more..
Daily Mirror 
The Department of Adult and Higher Education (DAHE) in Bhutan has issued a circular asking Bhutanese medical students in Sri Lanka to return home should ... See more..
Radio Free Asia 
The standoff began when China began extending an unpaved road southward into the Kingdom of Bhutan from a disputed area along the China-Bhutan border. On June 16, India sent troops into Bhutan in order to block further Chinese road construction. See more..
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West End Word 
Shelly Daly of Webster Groves found the Bhutan booth at the Festival of Nations a couple of years ago, somewhere between the Afghan and the Vietnam booths. See more..
The Ridgefield Press 
Founders Hall instructor Mari Lewis, along with her husband Ian, will present a travelogue on Bhutan at Founders Hall on Friday, Aug. 25, at 1p.m. Nestled between China and India in the eastern Himalayans, Bhutan is a predominately Buddhist kingdom ... See more..
Financial Times 
The Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan is best known as an idyllic getaway for wealthy tourists seeking the spiritual and exotic. Now, however, the tiny mountain nation is being tested on its realpolitik, grappling with the bitter rivalry of its two giant ... See more..
Times of India 
Model, actress and gourmet goddess Padma Lakshmi is all set to attend and speak at Mountain Echoes, Bhutan's literary festival to be hosted this year from ... See more..
Dhaka Tribune 
Bangladesh is building a link to sell 100 GB/s bandwidth to Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam, and talks are on with India to connect Bhutan to a 2.5 GB/s line. Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL) MD Md Monwar Hossain said a link was ... See more..
The Hindu 
With the Doklam stand-off entering a third month, the spotlight remains on a country that has traditionally shied from it: Bhutan. How does a nation described by ... See more..
The Straits Times 
An Indian soldier at a military facility his country uses as a regional HQ, in Buddhist nuns on a road overlooking Thimphu, Bhutan, a mountain nation of 800,000 with a mystical reputation, on Aug 1. Bhutan chose India as China's communists took power ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Asia, between China and India
Area

Total 38,394 sq km
Land 38,394 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

varies; tropical in southern plains; cool winters and hot summers in central valleys; severe winters and cool summers in Himalayas
Natural Resources

timber, hydropower, gypsum, calcium carbonate ;
Natural Hazards

violent storms from the Himalayas are the source of the country's name, which translates as Land of the Thunder Dragon; frequent landslides during the rainy season
Current Environmental Issues

soil erosion; limited access to potable water

Demographics

Nationality
Bhutanese
Population
725,296 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Bhutan's economy, small and less developed, is based on agriculture and forestry, which provide the main livelihood for more than 40% of the population. Agriculture consists largely of subsistence farming and animal husbandry. Rugged mountains dominate the terrain and make the building of roads and other infrastructure difficult and expensive. The economy is closely aligned with India's through strong trade and monetary links and is dependent on India's financial assistance. The industrial sector is technologically backward with most production of the cottage industry type. Most development projects, such as road construction, rely on Indian migrant labor. Model education, social, and ...See More environment programs are underway with support from multilateral development organizations. Each economic program takes into account the government''s desire to protect the country's environment and cultural traditions. For example, the government, in its cautious expansion of the tourist sector, encourages visits by upscale, environmentally conscientious tourists. Complicated controls and uncertain policies in areas such as industrial licensing, trade, labor, and finance continue to hamper foreign investment. The import of equipment and fuel to build hydropower plants is leading to large trade and current account deficits, though new hydropower projects and electricity exports to India are creating employment and will probably sustain growth in the coming years. GDP has rebounded strongly since the global recession began in 2008. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$5.036 billion (2012 est.); $4.591 billion (2011 est.); $4.23 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, corn, root crops, citrus; dairy products, eggs
Industries

cement, wood products, processed fruits, alcoholic beverages, calcium carbide, tourism