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Size: 38,394 sq. km.

Population: Slightly over 700,000

Religion: Predominantly Buddhism (Mahayana Buddhism)

Language: Dzongkha (national language) and English (widely spoken)

Political System: Parliamentary democracy

Development Philosophy: Gross National Happiness (add video from current homepage)

Time: 6 hours ahead of GMT

Currency: Ngultrum

National Animal: Takin (Budorcas taxicolor) known to the Bhutanese as Dong Gyem Tsey

National Bird: Raven (Corvus Corax Tibetanus)

National Flower: Blue Poppy (Mecanopsis Grandis)

National Tree: Cyprus (Cupresses Corneyana)

National Sports: Archery