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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

Hindustan Times 
The government's attempts to control communication in unrest-hit Darjeeling hills through an Internet ban, has not brought locals to a standstill as many are crossing into Nepal and Bhutan to access the web. The bandh for separate Gorkhaland entered ... See more..
Economic Times 
Indians entering Bhutan by road are required to obtain an 'Entry Permit' on the basis of a valid travel document from the immigration office of Royal Government of Bhutan at Phuentsholing, located on the Indo-Bhutan border opposite Jaigaon, West Bengal. See more..
ABC Online 
In 1972 Bhutan's then king Jigme Singye Wangchuck declared gross domestic product was not a meaningful measurement for wellbeing, and said the country should instead look at gross national happiness (GNH). What started as a loose philosophy about ... See more..
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The Asian Age 
Beijing and New Delhi are two capitals of two of the most populated nations of the world. See more..
Eurasia Review 
Bhutan like other neighbors, watched with interest and some anxiety as National Democratic Alliance (NDA) swept the polls in May 2014. Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi was an enigma to them. They were unsure of what the foreign policy of the ... See more..
South China Morning Post 
Once a high-flying Hong Kong banker, Emma Slade is now a Buddhist nun helping children with special needs in Bhutan. Her remarkable journey is recounted in her new book, Set Free: A Life-Changing Journey from Banking to Buddhism in Bhutan. In vivid ... See more..
Economic Times 
ET Magazine travels through India's chicken neck, a 22-km-long stretch between Bangladesh and Nepal, to track trade movement among four nations ... See more..
World Health Organization 
New Delhi, 13 June, 2017: Bhutan and Maldives have eliminated measles, a highly infectious disease that is a major childhood killer globally. The two countries have become the first in WHO South-East Asia Region to be verified for having interrupted ... See more..
Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper 
Bhutan was the focus of such geophysical research activities since 2010, in frame of a collaboration between the Department of Geology and Mines and universities in France and Switzerland. The field observations included 38 temporary seismometers, ... See more..
SUP Magazine 
In April 2017 an outfit called “Live The Adventure” ran the first ever guided standup paddleboard expedition to the Kingdom of Bhutan. The expedition team was comprised of ladies from an organization based in Singapore called “Women On A Mission” who ... 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