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, on the west by the Tibetan district of Chumbi and by Sikkim, and on the south by West Bengal and Assam. Extreme length from east to west 190 miles; extreme breadth 90 miles. Area about 18,000 square miles; population estimated at 300,000. The capital is Bumthang.
Books of Reference
- Report on Explorations in Sikkim, Bhutan and Tibet, 1856–86. Edited by Lieut.-Col. G. Strahan. Dehra Dun, 1889.Google Scholar
- A Collection of Treaties and Engagements, relating to India and neighbouring Countries. By C. U. Aitchtson. Vol. XIV. Calcutta.Google Scholar
- Ronaldshay (the Earl of), Lands of the Thunderbolt. London, 1923.Google Scholar
- White (J. C.), Sikkim and Bhutan. London 1909.Google Scholar