Geography of Bhutan
Geography of Bhutan

Bhutan is a small landlocked country situated between the two huge countries namely China and India. It is one of the small countries of the world covering the areas of about 46500 sq. km. the Bhutan is one of the mountainous country of the world. There are two extremes frame of landscapes which stretches from sub tropical to Arctic Circle. The east west distance of the country is approximately 300km and the north south distance is about 150km. Bhutan is divided into three lateral zones from south to north. The Bhutan is extended from the Mt. Chomolhari with the altitude of 7314m to the Kulha Gangri to the altitude of 7554m. Some of the parts of the Bhutan is always covered with snow whole around the year.

Bhutan is further divided into inner Himalaya and the southern foothills. The inner Himalayas are the largest physiographic region of Bhutan. The major cities of Bhutan like Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, Trongsa, Bhumthang, Mongar and Trashigang is located at this region. Similarly, the southern foothills of the Bhutan include the plain region. The southern foothills are rich in vegetation and wild animals. The river plays the vital role in the physical features of the Bhutan. There is enormous potential to produce hydroelectricity by using the water resources of this place. Similarly, the rivers has great role in the agriculture in some of the major parts of the Bhutan. Some of the main rivers of the Bhutan are Am-mo-Chhu, Paro Chhu, Wang Chhu, Mangde Chhu, Pho Chhu, Mo Chhu, Dangme Chhu and others many more.


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