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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

Economic Times 
NEW DELHI: India is likely to go slow on the implementation of the Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal Motor Vehicles Agreement (BBIN-MVA), keeping in mind the sentiments of close partner Bhutan where a section of the political establishment is opposing the ... See more..
Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper 
Having suffered a 154 run loss to host Thailand in the opening match and by 214 runs to Qatar in the second match, Bhutan will have to win the three remaining matches to keep their hopes alive to qualify for the knockout stage. Bhutan will face ... See more..
Scroll.in 
The small monarchy has remained India's unfailing priority because of its strategic location and its hydropower potential. See more..
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Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper 
How has PM Sheikh Hasina's recent three-day state visit to Bhutan strengthened relations and areas of cooperation between the two countries? Visit at the apex ... See more..
columbusunderground 
A new exhibit opening May 5 at the Ohio History Center in Columbus explores the story of Ohio's largest current-day refugee group—the Bhutanese-Nepali community. About 20,000 Bhutanese-Nepalis now live in central Ohio after being forced to leave their ... See more..
India Today 
New Delhi, Apr 26 (PTI) Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat will embark on a three-day visit to Bhutan tomorrow during which he will discuss ways to strengthen ... See more..
Asia Times 
Bhutan's Chief Justice Lyonpo Tshering Wangchuk studied law in the United States and India before rising to the top legal job in the Himalayan kingdom at the end of 2014. He and four other justices, known as drangpons, form the Supreme Court in a ... See more..
Deccan Herald 
Deal aims to ease vehicle movement in four nations. The Government of Bhutan is set to withdraw a Bill it had introduced in the country's Parliament last year to ratify the BBIN (Bhutan-Bangladesh-India-Nepal) Agreement for Regulation of Passenger and ... See more..
Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper 
Bhutan and Bangladesh signed six memoranda of understanding including two agreements in the presence of the two prime ministers on the first day of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit yesterday. Renewal of the Agreement on Culture Cooperation ... See more..
Kuensel, Buhutan's National Newspaper 
Having lived in Bhutan for just over a year, 13-year-old Emma Chan recently visited Sikkim. This is what she saw. Roads and landscape. When I was in Sikkim, ... 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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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