Land Area: 46,500 sq. km
Land Use (2004)
1616 -Shabdrung Nawang Namgyel Came to Bhutan.
1626 -The first Dzong, Semtokha Dzong, the was built by Shabdrung Namgyel.
1907 -The first King Ugyen Wangchuk is chosen as hereditary ruler.
1910 -Treaty signed with British giving them control over Bhutan's foreign relations.
1926 -The second King Jigme wangchuk was enthroned.
1949 -Treaty signed with newly-independent India. Very similar contents signed between the
British India and Bhutan, known as the treaty of Sinchula, 1865.
1952 -Reformist monarch Jigme Dorji Wangchuk succeeds to throne.
1951 -Capital was moved from Punakha to Thimphu
1952 -National assembly established.
1958 -Slavery abolished. Other social reforms follow in subsequent years.
1959 -Several thousand refugees given asylum after Chinese annex Tibet.
1968 -First cabinet established.
1971 -Bhutan joins United Nations.
1972 -King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk dies and is succeeded by his son, Jigme Singye Wangchuk,
who continues policy of cautious modernisation.
1974 -First foreign tourists allowed in. Kings
1. King Ugyen Wangchuck 1907 - 1926
2. King Jigme Wangchuck 1926 - 1952
3. King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck 1952 - 1972
4. Jigme Singye Wangchuck 1972 – The present king.
|Essence of Bhutan|
|Wonders of Bhutan|
|FLORA & FAUNA TOURS|
|White bellied Heron|
|Himalayan Blood Pheasent|
|Cuckoo & Bulbul|
|Tourism in Bhutan|
|When to Go|
|Our Tour Package|
|What to Pack|
|Visa and Forms|
|AT A GLANCE|
|Distances and Heights|
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