TITLE

Bhutan

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
World Almanac & Book of Facts;2005, p755
SOURCE TYPE
Almanac
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the demography, political and economic conditions of Bhutan. The population of the country is 2,185,569 and total land area it possesses is 18,147 sq mile. The country's major industries manufacture cement, wood products, processed fruits, alcoholic beverages and calcium carbide and chief crops include rice, com, root crops, citrus and grains. The region came under Tibetan rule in the 16th century. British influence grew in the 19th century. A Buddhist monarchy was set up in 1907. According to a 1910 treaty, Great Britain guided Bhutan's external affairs, while the country remained internally self-governing.
ACCESSION #
16982965

 

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