Population estimate, 2015: 775,000
GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 7,176
HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.605/132
Internet domain extension: .bt
In 2010 Drukair flew from Paro to Bagdogra (in India), Bangkok, Delhi, Dhaka, Kathmandu and Kolkata. In 2012 scheduled airline traffic of Bhutan-based carriers flew 3.0 m. km; passenger-km totalled 307 m. in the same year.
The climate is largely controlled by altitude. The mountainous north is cold, with perpetual snow on the summits, but the centre has a more moderate climate, though winters are cold, with rainfall under 40″ (1,000 mm). In the south, the climate is humid sub-tropical and rainfall approaches 200″ (5,000 mm).
Constitution and Government
Bhutan’s first formal constitution came into force on 18 July 2008, after a period of almost 7 years of planning. There is a bicameral parliament. The lower house is the National Assembly(with a maximum of 55 members but currently with 47, all elected) and...