Bhutan. In June, King Jigme Singye Wangchuk celebrated 25
years on the throne. In connection with the anniversary,
both TV broadcasts and the Internet were introduced in the
country. According to
Countryaah official website, delegations for Bhutan and Nepal's governments met
in September to discuss for the seventh time how to bring
back the approximately 97,000 Bhutan refugees who have been
in Nepalese camps since the early 1990s. No settlement could
be reached, as Bhutan was prepared to allow only 3,000 of
the refugees to return. The Bhutanese regime claimed that
the refugees are Nepalese, despite the fact that many of
them lived in Bhutan for a long time.
Bhutan - Thimphu
Thimphu, capital of Bhutan; 114,600 residents (2017). Thimphu is located
about 2,000 meters above sea level. and surrounded by terraced farms and
forests. The city is a commercial center, and there is also some industry,
mainly the food industry.
When Thimphu began construction in the 1950s, there were only a few small
houses and a monastery ( dzong ) on the site that formed the ruler's
summer residence since 1641, when Bhutan united. Thimphu became the official
capital in 1962. The traditional architecture has been maintained.