The U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal is located at Pani Pokhari in Kathmandu, telephone +977-1-441-1179; fax +977-1-444-4981, webpage nepal.usembassy.gov.The Wangchuck hereditary monarchy has wielded power since 1907. But Bhutan became a two-party parliamentary democracy after elections in March 2008.Customs Regulations: Bhutan customs authorities enforce strict regulations concerning temporary importation into or export from Bhutan of items such as firearms, ammunition, explosives and military stores; narcotics and drugs (except medically-prescribed drugs); wildlife products, especially those of endangered species; and antiques. It is advisable to contact the Bhutan Mission to the United Nations (Consul General), 763 First Avenue, New York, NY 10017, telephone (212) 682-2268, fax (212) 661-0551, for specific information regarding customs requirements.Work force: (2002) Agriculture—93%; industry—2%; services—5%. There is a high unemployment rate.
. Almost all the hotels, restaurants and shops in the major cities like Thimphu, Paro, Bumthang, Punakha and Trongsa accept payments through Credit Cards. However, if you are visiting the offbeat locales of Bhutan, it is advised to carry sufficient amounts of cash with you at all times.Four main languages are spoken in Bhutan. The official language is Dzongkha, a Tibetan dialect spoken mainly by Ngalop in the northern and western parts of the country. Bumthangkha, an aboriginal language, is spoken in central Bhutan, while Sharchopkha is spoken in eastern Bhutan. Both of these are used in primary schools in areas where their speakers predominate. The Nepalese largely retain their own language, Nepali.International Monetary Fund. International Financial Statistics Yearbook 2000. Washington D.C.: IMF, 2000.
Per new laws pertaining to the illegality of cabinet members with political party affiliations remaining in office during the preelection caretaker regime, all but three members of Bhutan's previously existing cabinet stepped down in late July 2007 in advance of first-ever parliamentary elections slated for early 2008. The current caretaker cabinet—which consists of only three remaining members—is tasked only with maintaining day-to-day government functioning and not with formulating new government policies.People from all over the district come to the district Dzong where the festival is held and all public offices remain closed for three days when the f...The four – day festival is a display of the rich tradition and it celebrates the cultural heritage of the ancient Thangbi Lhakhang. The main highlight...The U.S. Consulate General in Calcutta (Kolkata) is at 5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, 700071, telephone (91)(033)2282-3611 through 2282-3615; fax: (91)(33)2282-2335. The Internet home page address is http://calcutta.usconsulate.gov
Druk Air, the only carrier servicing Bhutan, has rigid restrictions on the amount and size of luggage passengers may carry into the country. Passengers are advised to book bulky items ahead as unaccompanied baggage, since the aircraft servicing Bhutan have limited space available for large bags, and airline employees may not load large pieces of luggage. Flights into and out of Paro Airport are restricted to daylight hours and are dependent on suitable weather conditions. Flights are sometimes delayed or cancelled, particularly during the monsoon season between June and August. Passengers are advised to allow at least 24 hours transit time for connecting flights from Paro Airport and to travel on non-restricted air tickets so that they can be rebooked on the first available air carrier if a connecting flight is missed.The spiritual head of Bhutan, the Je Khempo—the only person besides the king who wears the saffron scarf, an honor denoting his authority over all religious institutions—is nominated by monastic leaders and appointed byBhutan maintains a Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. The address is 763 First Avenue, New York, NY 10017; tel: 212-682-2371, fax: 212-661-0551.
Bhutan's principal exports include electric power (to India), cement, cardamom, timber, gypsum, dolomite, coal, handicrafts, fruit, vegetables, precious stones, spices, ferrosilicon, calcium carbide, particle board, some preserved food, alcoholic beverages, yak tails for fly whisks, and yak hair. The country's principal imports are fuel and lubricants, grain, machinery and parts, vehicles, fabrics, and rice. Bhutan halkı, tiyatro kostümlerini andıran kıyafetler giyiyor. Erkekler diz boyundaki gho isimli elbiselerini bellerinden kuşakla bağlıyor. Kadınların ise kırmızı, lacivert, yeşil renkli desenli kira elbiselerini sarınıyor
Now, both cable TV, the Internet, and cell phone service are available in Bhutan, providing access to the outside world. With its new satellite television service (launched in February 2006), BBS's programming is now received in almost 40 Asian countries—from Turkey in the West to Indonesia in South East Asia.Compiled from the November 2003 Background Note and supplemented with additional information from the State Department and the editors of this volume. See the introduction to this set for explanatory notes.Branches: Executive—king or Druk Gyalpo (chief of state), prime minister (head of government), Council of Ministers, Royal Advisory Council (together they make the Cabinet or Lhengye Zhungtsho). Advisory—Monastic Order (or Monk Body-Dratshang) Legislative—National Assembly (Tshogdu). Judicial—High Court (Thrimkhang Gogma), District Courts, and local area arbitration.Although there is no set minimum work age, the age of 18 years was established “in all matters of the state.” However, minors under the age of 18 work in agriculture, in shops during holidays, and after school. Trade unions are illegal, and workers do not have the right to strike or to collective bargaining.The people of Bhutan can be divided into three broad ethnic categories—Ngalops, Sharchops, and Lhotsampas. The Ngalops make up the majority of the population, living mostly in the western and central areas. The Ngalops are thought to be of Tibetan origin, arriving in Bhutan during the 8th and 9th centuries A.D. and bringing Buddhism with them. Most Ngalops follow the Drukpa Kagyupa discipline of Mahayana Buddhism. In a country that is deeply rooted within the Buddhist religion, many people's sect of religion, as opposed to their ethnic group, characterizes them. The Ngalops predominate in the government, and the civil service and their cultural norms have been declared by the monarchy to be the standard for all citizens
Branches: Executive—king or Druk Gyalpo (chief of state), prime minister (head of government), Council of Ministers, Royal Advisory Council (together they make the Cabinet or Lhengye Zhungtsho). Advisory — Monastic Order (or Monk Body-Dratshang) Legislative—National Assembly (Tshogdu). Judicial—High Court (Thrimkhang Gogma), District Courts, and local area arbitration.It is not advised to drink the tap water in Bhutan. Bottled water is available at all places in Bhutan and one should always drink water from the same. Also, one should always carry a bottle of mineral water when traveling in Bhutan. Explore what truly sets Bhutan apart from anywhere else and discover one of the most remote kingdoms on earth. Whether you are looking for a day hike or a gruelling 31 day adventure, Bhutan has it all. Pristine mountain lakes, imposing glaciers and some of the world’s most endangered species await you in the mountainous amphitheatre of the Himalayas. While all the places in Bhutan do not receive snowfall, some of the places like Haa, Thimphu, Gasa, Paro, and Bumthang receive heavy snowfall during the period from December to February.Although smallpox has been wiped out, malaria, tuberculosis, and venereal disease remain widespread. Bhutanese refugees in the eastern Nepal region have high rates of measles, cholera, tuberculosis, malaria, diarrhea, beriberi, and scurvy.
Children's Issues: For information on international adoption of children and international parental child abduction, please refer to our Internet site at http://travel.state.gov/children's_issues.html or telephone the Overseas Citizens Services (OCS) call center at 1-888-407-4747. The OCS call center can answer general inquiries regarding international adoptions and abductions and will forward calls to the appropriate country officer in the Bureau of Consular Affairs. This number is available fromБутан — одна из самых бедных стран мира. Население занимается здесь, в основном, лесным и сельским хозяйством. В последнее время все активнее развивается туризм.
Bhutan enjoys excellent electricity supply during almost all times of the year. Tourists visiting Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Bumthang and Trongsa will get regular electricity supply at all times. However, in the remote and less-visited places of Bhutan, you may get some power outages.It is not possible to travel far in Bhutan without seeing images of a man wearing a tall, elaborate hat and with eyes that are open wide and staring forward into space. This is the great 8th-century sage of Vajrayana Buddhism, Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche as he often called. According to legend, Padmasambhava was reincarnated into a lotus blossom as an eight-year-old child, and from very young he possessed great wisdom and insight. Furthermore, he had mastery of the elements and so like a potter manipulating basic clay and turning it into beautiful pots, he was able to transform harmful action and substances into something positive and beneficial. The 3rd Bhutan - India High Impact Community Development Project (HICDP) /Small Development Project Committee (SDPC) meeting between Registration of Bhutanese Residing Outside Bhutan Once you arrive in Thimphu, take a photocopy of your route permit to the Immigration office in Thimphu and process for the Special area permit. You need to fill up another form and attached your route permit along with it. You can collect your extension permits from the same office after 1 hour. If you are driving your own vehicle, you need to avail the Extension Permit from RSTA (Road safety and transport authority) located next to Lutenzampa School/bus parking. Structural reforms since 1998 showed promise of further moving Bhutan into a more modernized economy. The ninth fiscal year plan (2002–06) promised a continuation of the same moderate progress, with more intensive rural development. The prospect was for Bhutan to continue to proceed at its own restrained pace.
The legal system is based on English common law and Indian law. Local headmen and magistrates (thrimpon ) hear cases in the first instance. Appeals may be made to a six-member High Court (also known as the Royal Court of Justice), established in 1968. From the High Court, a final appeal may be made to the king. Judges are appointed for life by the king. Criminal matters and most civil matters are resolved by application of the 17th century legal code as revised in 1957. Precedence is not used in the delivery of justice. Questions of family law are governed by traditional Buddhist or Hindu law. Minor offenses are adjudicated by village headmen. Criminal defendants have no right to court appointment of an attorney and no right to a jury trial. Under the 1979 Police Act, police need a warrant to arrest a person and must bring the detainees before a court within 24 hours of arrest. Bhutan does not accept the compulsory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice.Туристам в основном предлагают китайскую, индийскую и континентальную кухню. Национальную же, как правило, пробуют те, кто хочет поэкспериментировать.Relations between India and Bhutan are governed by the 1949 Treaty of Peace and Friendship. The treaty ensures India's neutrality in Bhutan's internal affairs, in exchange for Bhutan's agreement to be guided by India in foreign policy matters. But in practice, Bhutan exercises sovereignty on many issues. India is Bhutan's largest donor and supplies approximately 80% of Bhutan's foreign assistance. In recent years, insurgents on the Indian side of the border from the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) and the Bodos have used Bhutan as a safe haven. In December 2003, Bhutan military troops expelled Indian insurgents from Assam. Through this joint effort with India, Bhutan strengthened border security and continued cooperation with the Indian military.The first humans probably arrived some time after the Ice Age, and little is known about Bhutan's prehistory. Historical records began with the arrival of Buddhism in the 7th century, when Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) visited Bhutan and established monasteries. The ideology of Gross National Happiness was the brain child of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck who, having gained a modern education in India and the UK, realized that mere economic success did not necessarily translate into a content and happy society. Consequently, soon after his coronation in 1974, the young king began to float the idea of developing a new set of guidelines by which to govern the country. Slowly these ideas took shape, and in 1998 the GNH indicator was established. GNH stands for "Gross National Happiness" and is defined by the following four objectives: to increase economic growth and development, preserve and promote the cultural heritage, encourage sustainable use of the environment, and establish good governance. While the concept of GNH receives much international praise and is a major draw for tourists, the idea is very much in its incubation stage, and there is very little evidence of GNH in the country.
. Bhutan Krallığında doğayla iç içe olabilir ve kültürünü tecrübe edebilirsiniz. Ama Bhutan gece hayatı oldukça sönüktür The electricity sector showed an average growth of 48.2 percent in the period 1985-1995. In 1998-99 hydro power contributed 30 percent to total exports. This rate will increase considerably in the early 21st century when new hydro power stations being built in Tala, Kurichhu, and Basochhu are completed. Hydro power has also acted to stimulate the growth of the manufacturing and services sectors.
As the public transport running between towns in Bhutan is infrequent, hitching is a very common way to get around. The thumb in the air symbol, however, is not recognized, and you will need to flag down a passing vehicle in order to get one to stop. As some drivers pick up passengers as a means of supplementing their incomes, it is customary to offer payment when getting out of the vehicle (the amount depends roughly on the distance, but it will be comparable to the cost of traveling by bus). However, most drivers require nothing, and are more than happy just to have some company and the opportunity to make a new friend. If you plan to hitch a lot (and in some rural areas there is no other way to get around), it is a good idea to take a few small gifts to offer the drivers as an expression of your appreciation. This festival brings together people from different places like Shingkhar, Wamling, Thrisa, Nimshong and Radi to do rituals and make offerings to thei...The 7th century Tibetan king Songsten Gampo is said to have built 108 temples in one day and Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang is believed to be one of them...
Bhutan is a unique destination and as such it has a few unique rules. Most tourists must obtain a visa before arriving in Bhutan. Visas are issued on receipt of full payment of your holiday by the Tourism Council of Bhutan, and the fixed rates is typically around US$250/person/day depending on time of year. The money remains with the Tourism Council until your travel in-country is complete before the local tour operator is paid. Bhutan does not restrict tourist numbers any longer and operates an open door policy. The U.S. Consulate General in Calcutta is at 5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, 700071, tel. (91)(033)282-3611 through 282-3615. The Internet home page address is http://usembassy.state.gov/posts/in4/wwwhmain.html The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai (Madras) is at Mount Road, 600006, tel. (91)(44) 827-3040. Internet home page address is http://usembassy.state.gov/chennai/Medical Facilities and Health Information: Medical facilities in the populated areas in Bhutan such as Thimphu or Paro are available, but may be limited or unavailable in rural areas. Medical services may not meet Western standards and some medicines are in short supply. Certain emergency medical services are provided free of charge to all tourists. Visitors planning to trek in Bhutan should pay special attention to the risk of altitude illness. Treks in Bhutan can take visitors days or weeks away from the nearest medical facility. Helicopter evacuation from remote areas is available in Bhutan through the registered tour operators, or by contacting the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. Information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's hotline for international travelers at 1-877-FYI-TRIP (1-877-394-8747) or via the CDC's Internet site at http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel. For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad consult the World Health Organization's (WHO) web site at http://www.who.int/en. Further health information for travelers is available at http://www.who.int/ith. "Bhutan ." Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook 2008 . . Encyclopedia.com. 13 May. 2020 <https://www.encyclopedia.com>. The U.S. Consulate in Calcutta is located at 5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Calcutta 700 071, India. Tel. +91-33-2282-3611 to 3615, fax +91-33-2282-2335, webpage http://calcutta. usconsulate.gov.
Royal Government of Bhutan. Background Document to the Seventh Round Table Meeting for Bhutan, Thimpu 7-9 November 2000. <http://www.undp.org.bt/RTM2000/Final%20RTM%20Documents.pdf>. Accessed July 2001. Bhutan is geopolitically in South Asia and is the region's second least populous nation after the Maldives. Thimphu is its capital and largest city, while Phuntsholing is its financial center Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA). Bhutan tours and things to do: Check out Viator's reviews and photos of Bhutan tours
Bhutan offers a wide variety of climates, in part thanks to the terrain: The higher the altitude, the The peaks of the Bhutan travel season are in fall and spring since winter can get quite cold (and snow can.. Thrichugoenpa tshechu is a festival that takes place in the sacred Thrichu goenpa in Tongzhang, Trashiyangtse. Tongzhang is located on the Trashigang-...
Bhutan is divided into 20 districts or dzongkhags, each headed by a district officer (dzongda) who must be elected. In addition, each district also is broken into smaller areas known as geog (village), led by a locally elected leader called a gup. There are 201 elected gups. In 2002, the National Assembly created a new structure for local governance at the geog level. Each local area is responsible for creating and implementing its own development plan, in coordination with the district.Khangma tshechu takes place in Khangma Lhakhang in Yurung, Pemagatshel. It is a sacred festival. However, just a handful of foreigners visit this fest...The currency of the country is the Bhutanese Ngultrum, denoted by the symbol "Nu." (ISO code: BTN). It is fixed to the Indian rupee at an exchange rate of 1:1.
Explore & Experience Bhutan 'The Land Of Happiness! Bhutan often revered as the Land of the Thunder Dragon or 'Druk Yul', is still regarded as one of the last Shangri-La's in the Himalayan.. In keeping with the policies of modernization being pursued in Bhutan, the government formed a special committee in 1998 to review the country's laws and propose changes in the legal system. One of these changes saw the creation, in April 2000, of a Department of Legal Affairs to investigate and prosecute criminal and civil cases against civil servants. This department was predicted to be the likely forerunner of a fully fledged Attorney General's office or a Department of Justice. In 2001, a Civil and Criminal Procedure Code was enacted by the National Assembly, as a way of strengthening and reforming the legal system.The Bhutan Food Act of 2005 regulates the public health and safety of the people living here. The Act also launched the National Food Quality and Safety Commission and the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority which come under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture.The rates are applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan. Groups of two or less shall be subject to a surcharge, over and above the minimum daily rates applicable, as follows:
Собственный интернет-сервис в Бутане появился всего пять лет назад. До этого особенно находчивые бутанцы набирали номер американских интернет-агентств, и таким образом входили в интернет и оплачивали время, проведенное в интернете как международный звонок. После того как было открыто первое интернет-кафе, данная индустрия стала очень быстро развиваться. Весь спектр сетевых услуг обеспечивает DrukNet. На сегодняшний день во всех крупных городах есть интернет-кафе, многие отели имеют свою точку доступа.General road conditions outside of urban areas are poor, and emergency services generally are not available. However, because tourists to Bhutan are required to arrange their trips through registered tour operators, most tourists do not drive themselves, but rather travel in groups with experienced drivers.
Entertainment opportunities popular in the West, such as nightclubs and theaters, are non-existent in Bhutan. As a result, most entertainment in Bhutan revolves around shopping for Bhutanese handicrafts and souvenirs. Two stores in Thimphu, the Dorji Gyeltshen Shop and Senghay Budha, offer beautiful scarves and shawls. These stores also sell long robes of wool or silk.When making a decision regarding health insurance, U.S. citizens should consider that many foreign doctors and hospitals require payment in cash prior to providing service and that a medical evacuation to the United States may cost in excess of $50,000. Uninsured travelers who require medical care overseas often face extreme difficulties. When consulting your insurer prior to your trip, please ascertain whether payment will be made to the overseas healthcare provider or if you will be reimbursed later for expenses that you incur. Some insurance policies also include coverage for psychiatric treatment and for disposition of remains in the event of death.
"Bhutan ." Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook 2006 . . Retrieved May 13, 2020 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/international/legal-and-political-magazines/bhutan-2 Replete with postcard landscape, sacred Buddhist monastries, and rich culture, Bhutan’s top destinations include surreal Paro, modern and traditional Thimphu, sacred Punakha.Дипломатические отношения между Бутаном и Российской Федерацией не установлены, соответственно посольства Бутана в нашей стране нет. Визы россиянам выдают только аккредитованные турагентства.Городское население - 21%, сельское население - 79%. Средняя продолжительность жизни мужчин - 66 лет, женщин - 66,2 года.
Registration and Embassy Locations: There is no U.S. Embassy or Consulate in Bhutan. Although no formal diplomatic relations exist between the United States and Bhutan, informal contact is maintained through the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India. Updated information on travel and security in Bhutan may be obtained at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, at any other U.S. Consulate in India, or at the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal, as well as the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. Americans living or traveling in Bhutan are encouraged to register through the State Department's travel registration web site or with the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi to obtain updated information on travel and security within Bhutan. Americans without Internet access may register directly with the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi in person or via mail. By registering, American citizens make it easier for the Embassy or Consulate to contact them in case of emergency. Bhutan BHU Bhutan Football Federation. Bottom-ranked Bhutan's World Cup miracle. Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015. The FIFA Football TV show profiles the historic Bhutanese win over Sri Lanka in Asian.. Executive—king or Druk Gyalpo (chief of state), prime minister (head of government), Council of Ministers, Royal Advisory Council (together they make the Cabinet or Lhengye Zhungtsho). Advisory—Monastic Order (or Monk Body-Dratshang). Legislative—National Assembly (Tshogdu). Judicial—High Court (Thrimkhang Gogma), District Courts, and local area arbitration.
Природу королевства можно разделить на три зоны: субтропическую (150–2000 м) с преимущественно тропической растительностью; умеренную (2000–4000 м) с широколиственными и хвойными лесами и альпийскую (более 4000 м), где почти нет лесного покрова.The Bhutanese are essentially monogamous. Polyandry (multiple husbands) has recently been abolished, and polygamy (multiple wives) has been restricted to a maximum of three wives per man. Bhutan is essentially a matriarchy, and a bride does not necessarily move into her husband's household, as is common throughout much of the Indian subcontinent. The new husband may reside with his wife's family if their need for labor warrants it. Alternatively, the new couple may set up their own household on their own plot of land. Divorce is permitted in Bhutanese society, although compensation is required from the party seeking the separation.The official language of Bhutan is the Dzongkha. It is also spoken by the majority of the people here. Apart from this, there are 19 other languages and dialects spoken throughout the Kingdom of Bhutan. The three other languages except Dzongkha that are predominantly spoken by the people here are:graphite, lead, mica, pyrite, tin, tungsten, and zinc have also been found. A graphite-processing plant was established at Paro Dzong.
The early history of Bhutan remains unknown to the world due to its protected and hidden location amidst the Eastern Himalayas. In the 7th Century A.D., this place was ruled by the Cooch-Behar King, Sangaldip. The 12th century saw the establishment of the Drukpa Kagyupa School which marked the Drukpa Kagyupa branch of Buddhism as the country’s dominant religion.Bhutan enjoys diplomatic relations with seven European nations, which form The “Friends of Bhutan” group, together with Japan. These countries are Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Finland, and Austria. Also known as donor nations, they contribute generously to Bhutanese development and social programs. Bhutan also has diplomatic relations with South Korea, Canada, Australia, Kuwait, Thailand, Bahrain, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan.
Bhutan. ! Important COVID-19 Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice. As countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and border restrictions, the FCO advises British nationals against all but.. About 90% of the population is employed in agriculture. Home-made handicrafts, cement, and food processing are the primary industries. Retail sales are carried out mainly in small, local bazaars. Bartering is common at the local level, with grains, butter, and cloth being the principal commodities of exchange, although Indian and Bhutanese currencies are increasingly being employed.One of Paro's principal attractions is the National Museum. This five-story building offers beautiful and informative displays of Bhutanese costumes, masks, jewelry, weapons, stamps, books, and textiles. Of particular interest are statues carved from butter, priceless religious scrolls, and an enormous carving of the Tree of Life. This carving, which pays homage to Buddhism's four sects, is located on the top floor of the museum.Gasa, the Royal Manas National Park, Trashiyangtse, Laya, Dochula, Wangdue Phodrang, etc.are some of the best offbeat places to visit when in Bhutan.
Karan, P. P. Bhutan: A Physical and Cultural Geography. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press, 1967.With one international airport in Paro, three open borders – Phuentsholing, Samdrup Jongkhar, and Gelephu for excellent road connectivity, Bhutan is easily accessible from many parts of India and countries of Asia like Singapore, Thailand, Bangladesh, and Nepal.The Kingdom of Bhutan is a small country nestled in the Himalaya Mountains. It occupies an area of 18,147 square miles, approximately the size of Vermont and New Hampshire combined. Bhutan is land-locked, surrounded on the north by China and on all other sides by India. The northern part of the country is extremely mountainous, containing some of the most rugged terrain in the world. The central part of Bhutan has fertile valleys and arable land. Southern and eastern Bhutan contain densely forested foothills.
Crime Information: There is relatively little crime in Bhutan. Petty crime, such as pick pocketing and purse snatching, is occasionally reported. The loss or theft abroad of a U.S. passport should be reported immediately to the local police and the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. If you are the victim of a crime while overseas, in addition to reporting to local police, please contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate for assistance. The Embassy/Consulate staff can, for example, help you find appropriate medical care, to contact family members or friends and explain how funds could be transferred. Although the investigation and prosecution of the crime is solely the responsibility of local authorities, consular officers can help you to understand the local criminal justice process and to find an attorney if needed.Children’s Issues: For information on international adoption of children and international parental child abduction, see the Office of Children’s Issues website at http://travel.state.gov/family/family_1732.html.Bhutan is a landlocked country located in South Asia. It is situated in the Eastern Himalayas and borders Tibet in the North, the Chumbi valley of Tibet and the Indian state of Sikkim in the West, the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh in the East and the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal in the south.
There are four distinct seasons similar in their divisions to those of Western Europe. Temperatures in the far south range from 15°C in winter (December to February) to 30°C in summer (June to August). In Thimphu the range is from -2.5°C in January to 25°C in August and with a rainfall of 100mm. In the high mountain regions the average temperature is 0°C in winter and may reach 10°C in summer, with an average of 350mm of rain. Precipitation varies significantly with elevation and the average rainfall varies from region to region. Bhutan opposes immigration and forbids the entry of new settlers from Nepal. Since 1959, when about 4,000 Tibetan refugees entered Bhutan, the border with Tibet has been closed to immigration. By 1980, most of the refugees had become citizens of Bhutan, while the rest migrated to India. The border between Bhutan and India is open and citizens of Bhutan are free to live and work in India. In 2000, there were 10,000 migrants residing in Bhutan. The estimated net migration rate for 2005 was zero.The Overseas Citizens Services call center at 1-888-407-4747 can answer general inquiries on safety and security overseas. This number is available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Callers who are unable to use toll-free numbers, such as those calling from overseas, may obtain information and assistance during these hours by calling 1-317-472-2328.
Over 90 percent of Bhutan's trade is with India, although timber, cardamom and liquor are exported to Singapore, the Middle East and Western Europe. Principal exports are agricultural products, timber, cement and coal. Textiles, cereals and consumer goods are Bhutan's primary imports.For information on international adoption of children and international parental child abduction, see the Office of Children's Issues website at http://www.travel.state.gov/family/family_1732.html.
The U.S. Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh is located in the Diplomatic Enclave, Madani Avenue, Baridhara, Dhaka, telephone (880-2) 885-5500, fax number (880-2) 882-3744. The Embassy's Internet home page address is http://dhaka.usembassy.gov/.Telephones are available in Thimphu and Paro. International calls can be made from hotels in the city. However, it often takes over an hour for connections to be completed. In remote locations, wireless telephones are the only reliable communication device.Первое место, которое видят туристы, приезжая в Бутан — долина Паро, так как здесь находится аэропорт. Тут также расположены:Kewa-datsi and shamu-datsi tend to be less hot than ema-datsi; all three dishes are generally served with rice. Явно видны тенденции, что вскоре покупка и аренда недвижимости в Бутане станет доступна и для иностранных граждан.
The population of Bhutan in 2005 was estimated by the United Nations (UN) at 970,000, which placed it at number 151 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In 2005, approximately 4% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 40% of the population under 15 years of age. There were 103 males for every 100 females in the country. According to the UN, the annual population rate of change for 2005–10 was expected to be 2.5%, a rate the government viewed as too high. The government lauched a campaign with the slogan "Small Family, Happy Family" to encourage broader use of contraception and lower the fertility rate, especially among adolescents. The projected population for the year 2025 was 1,432,000. The population density was 20 per sq km (53 per sq mi).A passport and visa are required for entry into and exit from Bhutan. Visa applications are available from travel agencies. A recent photo is required. Travel agencies will usually arrange for a traveler's entry visa and clearance. Most visitors, including those on official U.S. government business, should obtain visas prior to entering the country. For additional entry/exit information, please contact the Bhutan Mission to the United Nations (Consul General), 763 First Avenue, New York, NY 10017, telephone (212) 682-2268, fax (212) 661-0551.Bhutan’s weather varies from north to south and valley to valley, mainly depending upon the elevation. In the North of Bhutan on the borders with Tibet it is perennially covered with snow. In western, central and eastern Bhutan (Ha, Paro, Thimphu, Wandue, Trongsa, Bumthang, Trashi Yangtse, Lhuntse), you will mostly experience European-like weather. Winter lasts here from November to March. Punakha is an exception as it is in a lower valley where summer is hot and winter is pleasant. Southern Bhutan bordering with India is hot and humid with a sub-tropical climate. While the monsoon significantly affects Northern India, it does not command the same influence in Bhutan. Summer months tend to be wetter with isolated showers predominantly in the evenings only. Winter is by far the driest period while spring and autumn tend to be pleasant.
The population of Bhutan is estimated at 2,049,000 (2001 est.) and can be divided into three ethnic groups. The most numerous group are the Sharchops. They are often considered the earliest inhabitants of Bhutan and predominantly settle in eastern regions of the country. Western regions of Bhutan are inhabited by Ngalops, an ethnic group of Tibetan origin. The Shar-chops and Ngalops comprise about 50 percent of Bhutan's population. Thirty-five percent of the population are Nepalese who emigrated to Bhutan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They are farmers and live in southern areas of the country. Over 85,000 Nepalese were expelled to Nepal in the early 1990s, and live in refugee camps monitored by the United Nations. The remaining 15 percent of Bhutan's population are small minorities of indigenous or migrant groups.There is no written constitution, although a final draft was released in 2005. A vote had yet to be set as of 2006.An online permit can be availed for entering into Bhutan. You need to book a minimum 3 star hotel, and your tour should be accompanied by a tour guide. You need to book your trip with a local tour operator in Bhutan. Have your tour operator avail an online permit for you before your trip. The online permit also mandates you to have a Passport with minimum validity of 6 months before exact date of travel. Voter cards/ adhar cards are not accepted. Самое любимое блюдо бутанцев — «эма датши»— очень острая смесь из сыра и перца чили.
Bhutan boasts a plethora of culinary delights and so, it would be impossible to pick out a single dish as the most popular food of Bhutan. Therefore, to do justice to the delicious and varied cuisine of Bhutan, we have compiled a list of the most popular and must-taste foods of Bhutan.Bhutan is yet to ratify the key International Labour Organization Conventions Number 87 (Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize, 1948) or Number 98 (Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining). Trade unionism is not permitted in Bhutan, nor does it exist in practice. In fact, terms and conditions as well as salaries are generally fixed by the government, which requires employees and employers (at least in the formal economy) to engage in formal written contracts of agreement. The population employed in Bhutan is estimated at 970,000 (based upon a population of 2 million).
* Arable Land: Land used for temporary crops, like meadows for mowing or pasture, gardens, and greenhouses. For decades Bhutan had no television, no traffic lights and a culture that had barely changed in centuries. Today, bars dot the capital, Thimphu, set in mist-covered mountains, teenagers play video..
The government has established a hatchery and started a program of stocking Bhutan's rivers and lakes with brown trout. Freshwater fish are found in most waterways. The total catch was 300 tons in 2003.Primary schooling covers a seven-year course of study followed by two years of junior high. This is followed by either a general secondary program (four years of high school) or a technical course of study (three years at a technical center). In 2001, about 88,000 students were enrolled in primary schools and 26,000 were enrolled in secondary schools. The student-to-teacher ratio for primary school was at about 38:1 in 2003; the ratio for secondary school was about 34:1. Efforts have been made to improve the education of women, and girls account for 45% of primary school enrollment. However, the overall literacy rate for women is still very low and lags far behind that for men. Bhutan - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions. Exercise normal precautions in Bhutan. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page A passport and visa are required for entry into and exit from Bhutan. Most visitors, including those on official U.S. government business, should obtain visas prior to entering the country.
Bhutan is the world's only Buddhist kingdom. The Bhutanese name for their country is Druk Yul which means "Land of the Thunder Dragon." Ruled by a hereditary monarchy since 1907, Bhutan received full independence from India in 1949 after the British colonial administration withdrew from India. Bhutan's political system is unlike historical precedents in the West and is most appropriately categorized as a "Buddhist monarchy."The economy, one of the world's smallest and least developed, is based on agriculture, forestry, and hydroelectricity. Rugged terrain makes it difficult to develop roads and other infrastructure. Despite this constraint, hydroelectricity and construction continue to be the two major industries of growth for theTelevision did not come to Bhutan until 1999. For years, the country cut itself off, fearing that outside influences would undermine its monarchy and culture.Дома в Бутане, как правило, одноэтажные и двухэтажные, с поражающей глаз росписью. Приобрести недвижимость на территории Королевства могут лишь резиденты страны, а получение вида на жительство — крайне сложная процедура.