Interesting Facts about Bhutan
Bhutan Interesting Facts
Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a country in Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Bhutan:
- Bhutan is a country which takes in more carbon dioxide than it puts out, making it the only place in the world to have a negative carbon footprint.
- Bhutan was isolated from the entire world until 1974.
- There are no traffic lights in Bhutan.
- Bhutan doesn't use plastic at all.
- Bhutan has a population around 700,000.
- Paro is known as the most dangerous airport to land in the whole world because only 8 pilots there are qualified to fly.
- It is not permitted to smoke in public in Bhutan.
- One interesting fact about Bhutan is that all citizens officially become a year older on New Year’s Day. It means that no one celebrates their birthdays.
- People in Bhutan can't hunt or kill any kind of animals or birds.
- Bhutan was the last country to start using televisions in 1999.
- Education and healthcare is free for all citizens of Bhutan.
- Homosexuality was decriminalized in Bhutan in 2019.
- Bhutanese myths and legends often include archery as an important part. Bhutan has a team for archery in the Olympics too.
- People in Bhutan still believe that the Yeti exists.
- Women head families and manage all of the family's businesses. They even inherit property, and the man moves into his wife's house after marriage, indicating matriarchy.
- In Bhutan, polygamy is permitted. As an example, the fourth king of Bhutan Jigme Singye Wangchuck is married to four sisters.
- Bhutanese wear the national dress, Gho for men and Kira for women, to schools, government buildings or on any formal occasion.
- Bhutan is home to the world's highest mountain that has never been climbed.
- The Kingdom of Bhutan is a small country that is surrounded by two giant countries, India and China.
- A safe country with a low crime rate due to the spiritual principles of the people.