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Tshechus are grand events where entire communities come together to witness religious mask dances, receive blessings and socialize. In addition to the mask dances tshechus also include colorful Bhutanese dances and other forms of entertainment. Read more >>

Bhutan Country Facts

1. Official Name: Kingdom of Bhutan
2. Head of State: His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
3. Head of Government: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay
4. Capital: Thimphu
5. Population: 695,822 (2010)
6. Literacy: 59.5%
7. Life Expectancy: 66 years (men), 70 years (women)
8. Area: 38,934 sq km
9. Major Languages: Dzongkha, Tsanglakha, Nepali
10. Major Religions: Buddhism and Hinduism
11. Monetary Unit: 1 Ngultrum = 100 chetrum
12. Main Exports: Electricity, timber, cement, agricultural products, handicrafts
13. GNI Per Capita: Nu 89,639.04 or US$ 1,851.66 (NSB 2010)
14. Internet Domain: .bt
15. International Dialing Code: +975