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 600,000. The summer capital is at Tashi-Cho-Dzong, in the Thimphu Yalley, and the winter capital is at Punakha.
Books of Reference
- Report on Explorations in Sikkim, Bhután and Tibet, 1856–86. Edited by Lieut.-Col. G. Strahan. Dehra Dun, 1889Google Scholar
- A Collection of Treaties and Engagements, relating to India and neighbouring Countries. By C. U. Aitchison. Vol. XIV. CalcuttaGoogle Scholar
- Ronaldshay, the Earl of, Lands of the Thunderbolt, London, 1923Google Scholar
- White, J. C., Sikkim. and Bhután. London, 1909Google Scholar