The Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked South Asian nation situated between ► India and ► China (► Tibet). The entire country is mountainous except for a small strip of subtropical plains in the extreme south which is intersected by valleys known as the Duars. The elevation gain from the subtropical plains to the glacier-covered Himalayan heights exceeds 7,000 m (23,000 feet).
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Bhutan, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Bhutan.
Languages of South Asia
Satellite map of the Glacial lakes of Bhutan
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↑Romanization: Druk Yul - Druk Gyal-khab or Brug-yul - Brug Rgyal-khab.