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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.

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