Bhutan is a small country in the Himalayas between Tibet and India. Besides the stunning natural scenery, the enduring image of the country for most visitors is the strong sense of culture and tradition that binds the kingdom and clearly distinguishes it from its larger neighbors.
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Thimphu is the capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan, and with a population of around 80,000 is the nation's largest city.
Jakar is the principal administrative town of Bumthang district in the north of Bhutan.
Phuentsholing, the second largest town in Bhutan, is on the Indian border, next to the town of Jaigaon.
Western Bhutan is a region in Bhutan. The predominant ethnic group in Western Bhutan are Ngalops, who are generally followers of the Kagyu tradition of Buddhism and tend to be taller than people in other parts of the country.
Central Bhutan is a region in Bhutan. Culturally, Central Bhutan is closer to Eastern Bhutan, and like the East the predominant school of Buddhism is Nyingma.
Eastern Bhutan is a region in Bhutan. The predominant ethnic group in Eastern Bhutan are Sharchops, who are generally followers of the Nyingma tradition of Buddhism and tend to be shorter and stockier than people in other parts of the country.
Jigme Dorji National Park is in north western Bhutan. With over 4,300 sq km, this is Bhutan's largest national park, and covers the entire district of Gasa and the western areas of Thimphu and Paro districts.