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Known locally as the Druk Gyalkhap, Bhutan is popularly referred to as Druk Yul by its citizens. It is ruled by democratic monarchy, headed by King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, and has a special treaty relationship with India. Some of the important facts about Bhutan are:

Full Name: Kingdom of Bhutan

Full Name: Kingdom of Bhutan

Location: Nestled in Eastern Himalayas in South Asia, between China and India.

Capital: Thimphu

Latitude: 2730 North of the Equator

Longitude: 9030 East of Greenwich

Time Zone: Bhutan Time (BTT) or the time zone of Bhutan is +6:00 hrs ahead of Universal Time Coordinated (UTC+6). Daylight saving time is not observed in Bhutan.

Official Language: Dzongkha (origin from Tibetan)

Official Religion: Drukpa Kagyu, school of Tantric Mahayana Buddhism (closely related to Buddhism of Tibet)

Public Holidays: National Day of Bhutan, Independence Day, Birthday and Coronation Day of His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck are some of the major public holidays in Bhutan.

National Flag: National Flag of hutan is divided diagonally from right top to left bottom and there is a white dragon across the middle of the flag, facing right. Upper part of the flag is golden yellow to represent the secular power of the king. Lower part of the flag is orange, depicting Buddhist religion, the major religion of the country. Created in 1947 by Mayum Choying Wangmo Dorji, Bhutanese national flag was modified to take its present form in 1956.

Banking Hours: There are no ATMs in Bhutan. Banking hours from Monday to Friday are from 9 AM to 1 PM. On Saturday, the banking hours are restricted to 9 AM to 11 AM. There are some 'evening banks' in Thimphu and Phuentsholing that are open from 1 PM to 3 PM on Monday, closed on Tuesday and open from 1 PM to 5 PM on Wednesday and Sunday.

International Dialing Code: 975

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