Capital: Thimphu

Population: 778,106 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN)

Official Language: Dzongkha

Unofficial Languages: Sharchhopka, Lhotshamkha, and others

Main Religions: Buddism, Hinduism

Ethnic Groups: Ngalop or Bhote, Nepalese, and other indigenous tribes

Largest Cities: Thimphu, Punakha, Tsirang, Phuntsholing

Main Sport: Archery, Khuru, Soksom, Football

Political System: Constitutional Monarchy

National Holidays (2016):

Traditional Day of Offering (January 10)

Losar (February 9)

Birthday of His Majesty the 5th King (February 21)

Birthday of the Third Druk Gyalpo (May 2)

Lord Buddha’s Parinirvana (May 21)

Drukpa Tshezhi (First Sermon of Lord Buddha) (July 8)

Birthday of Guru Rinpoche (July 10)

Thimphu Tshechu (October 7)

Coronation of the Fifth Druk Gyalpo (November 1)

Birthday of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo (November 11)

National Day (December 17)

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