BHUTAN TANIDA KAHO
HISTORY • NAME MEAN • PEOPLE • GEOGRAFY • MAP • TAKIN • Currency • Stamps
HISTORY • The name Bhutan appears to derive from the ancient Indian term Bhutan which means the end of the land of the Bhots.
NAME MEAN • Bhot was the Sanskrit term for Tibetans, thus Bhutan could mean the end of the land of Tibet. It could also extend from the Sanskrit word Bhutan or high land .
PEOPLE • Bhutan is also a deeply religious country. Bhutanese people are driven by their respect for the tantric strain of Mahayana Buddhism. Bhutanese practice their beliefs as an integral part of their everyday lives--with none of the fears so often associated with religious practice in the Western world.
GEOGRAFY • Altitudes in the south range from 1,000 to 4,500 feet. Altitudes in the more populated central regions range from 4,000 feet in the east around tashigang to a high of 17,000 feet over the highest pass. The altitude at Timphu, the capital, is 7,700 feet
Currency of Bhutan • Ngltraum is used as a currency in Bhutan. A sub-currency is Chhertum. 100 Ch. is equal to 1 Nu. 1 Nu. is about 3.3 yen and fixed rate as Indian rupee. (1998/03) A most small sum of a bill is 1Nu. There are coins but not popular, which are issued in 1979. Coin (in 1979 issuance) of Bhutan