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BHUTAN

Basic Facts

Geographic Coordinates27 00 N, 90 30 E
Total Area Sq. Km47,000
Coastline Km0
Lowest Elevation in Meters97
Highest Elevation in Meters7553
Percentage of Arable Land2.3
Total Population2,327,849
Annual Population Growth %2.08
Total Literacy Rate %47
Percentage of People Living in Urban Areas8.2
GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) US$3.5 Billion
GDP Per Capita US$840.5
GDP Growth rate %8.8
BPL Population %31.7

Main Natural Hazards

Earthquake, flood, flash flood, glacial lake outburst flood, landslides, forest fire

Major Disasters in Recent Past

EventYearDeadAffected
Flood20002001000
Flood199422600
Wind storm19941765,000

Important Documents on Disaster Management

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