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Bhután

Druk-yul
  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

State in the eastern Himalaya, between 26° 45′ and 28° N. lat., and between 89° and 92° E. long., bordered on the north and east by Tibet and India, on the west by Sikkim and on the south by India. Extreme length from east to west 190 miles ; extreme breadth 90 miles. Area about 18,000 sq. miles ; population estimated at 700,000. The summer capital is at Tashi-Cho-Dzong, in the Thimphu valley, and the winter capital is at Punakha.

Books of Reference

  1. Report on Explorations in Sikkim, Bhután and Tibet, 1858–86. Edited by Lieut.-Col. G. Strahan. Dehra Dun, 1889Google Scholar
  2. A Collection of Treaties and Engagements, relating to India and neighbouring Countries. By C. U. Atchison. Vol. XIV. CalcuttaGoogle Scholar
  3. Ronaldsrmy, the Earl of, Lands of the Thunderbolt. London 1023Google Scholar
  4. White, J. O., Sikkim and Bhután. London, 1909Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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