SOUTHERN ASIA

Bhutan Map

A map of Bhutan with satellite imagery and topographical features such as the Great Himalayas Range. Also, it displays major cities, towns, roads, rivers, and administrative districts.

REFERENCE

Bhutan Political Map

Bhutan is a landlocked country located in Southern Asia on the eastern edge of the Himalayas. It borders just 2 countries with China located to the north and India to the south. Although both Nepal and Bangladesh are near Bhutan, these countries don’t actually share a border. The origin of the name “Bhutan” is “Land of the Thunder Dragon”.  This is derived from the thunderous storms that occur in Bhutan due to the Great Himalayas Range. Although Bhutan is known to measure national happiness, it still ranks relatively due to its poverty. 

IMAGERY

Bhutan Satellite Map

Bhutan occupies an area of 38,394 square kilometers (14,824 sq mi). It’s one of the smaller countries tucked away in Southern Asia, similar in size to Taiwan. Bhutan preserves 60% of its land as forested area. Currently, forests cover over 70% of Bhutan, which makes it one of the most heavily forested countries today. It’s the combination of its unscathed nature and mountainous terrain which help plot out its national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. When you mix this with Bhutan’s ancient ruins and temples, the country is a hidden gem for tourism.

PHYSICAL

Bhutan Physical Map

The terrain of Bhutan is mostly a dramatic landscape of mountains with some valleys and savanna. The general trend is that it’s mountainous in the northern and western regions. Then, it flattens out to the southeast.  The most notable geographic feature is the Great Himalayas Range that dominates the north. Whereas, the Lesser Himalayas and Black Mountains that lie in the west and central regions. Gangkar Puensum is the highest point in Bhutan reaching 7,570 meters in height.  This mountain peak straddles the border between Bhutan and China, along the northern edge of the country.

ADMINISTRATION

Bhutan Districts Map

Bhutan is divided into 20 administrative districts.  Thimphu is the capital and largest city of Bhutan. It’s also an administrative building, which holds most of the political buildings in Bhutan. For example, it includes the National Assembly and Dechencholing Palace, which is the official residence of the King of Bhutan.