Flag of Bhutan

Flag of Bhutan

The flag of Bhutan reflects the country´s name in the local language (Druk Yul), which means "country of the thunder dragon". This name is linked to the Buddhist monastery Druk, which was reportedly founded in the country in the 13th century. The diagonal divides the flag into yellow and orange part. Yellow color refers to the secular side of life, whereas orange indicates the strength of the Buddhist religion in the country. White dragon stands for purity and the jewelry in his talons refer to the great wealth of the country. The dragon stares away from the left part of the flag and his body copies the diagonal line. The current form of the flag was adopted in 1960, however is has been used since the 19th century in a slightly modified form.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of India India New Delhi 1,241,610,000 3,287,260 km2
Flag of People's Republic of China The People's Republic of China Beijing 1,363,350,000 9,640,820 km2

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Main information

Country
Bhutan
Capital city
Thimphu
Population
745,200 (2014)
Total area
47,000 km2
Formation
8. 8. 1949
Highest point
Gangkhar Puensum (7,570 m)
GDP
$ 6,564 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
bhutanese ngultrum (BTN)
Code
BT (BTN)
Calling code
+975
Internet TLD
.bt

Country is member of

By continents
Asia

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Bhútán (Thimphu)
English
Bhutan (Thimphu)
German
Bhutan (Thimphu)
French
Bhoutan (Thimphou)
Italian
Bhutan (Thimphu)
Spanish
Bután (Thimbu)
Russian
Бутан (Тхимпху)
Slovak
Bhután (Thimphu)
Polish
Bhutan (Thimphu)
Portuguese
Butão (Thimphu)
Chinese
不丹 (廷布)
Japanese
ブータン (ティンプー)
Turkish
Bhutan (Thimphu)
Norwegian
Bhutan (Thimphu)
Swedish
Bhutan (Thimphu)
Hungarian
Bhután (Timpu)
Dutch
Bhutan (Thimphu)
Danish
Bhutan (Thimphu)
Finnish
Bhutan (Thimphu)
Hebrew
בהוטן (טהימפהו)

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