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Bhutan Olympic Committee

Updated:2017-10-28 20:32:58 Source: ocasia.org

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Bhutan meaning Druk Yul - Land of the Thunder Dragon is landlocked between China and India. It gained independence or became a unified kingdom under its first hereditary king in 1907.

The capital is Thimphu, its main exports are Electricity, timber, cement, agricultural products and handicrafts. The major profession of the people of Bhutan is farming.

Culture

The culture of Bhutan is among the oldest, most carefully guarded and well preserved cultures in the world. People of Bhutan have always been careful about conserving their centuries-old culture.

Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan is one of the large towns in Bhutan.

The major profession of the people of Bhutan is farming, who live in small rural villages. These villages are secluded and are accessible only by foot. But now, as the people are getting educated, they are migrating to towns in search of other occupations.

Climate

Bhutan's climate is affected by monsoons that bring between 60 and 90 percent of the region's rainfall.

The climate is humid and subtropical. Temperatures vary according to elevation.

Most of the central portion of the country experiences a cool, temperate climate year round. In the south, a hot, humid climate helps maintain a fairly even temperature range of between 15° C and 30° C year-round, although temperatures sometimes reach 40° C in the valleys during the summer.

The winter northeast monsoon brings gale-force winds down through High Mountain passes, giving Bhutan its name - Drukyul, which in the Dzongkha language mean Land of the Thunder Dragon.

Religion

75% are Lamaistic Buddhist and 25% Indian- and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism

Sports

Popular Sports in Bhutan are Archery, tug of war, basketball, football and cricket.

Bhutan also offers a number of exciting adventure sports like trekking, rafting, mountain biking and rock climbing.

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