Ap Human Geography Of Bhutan

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Profile of a Continent: India and Bhutan So, what's the ancient story behind Asia? Not only does it have the most practiced religions, the most highest peaks (such as the Himalayas), and has the most populous cities, but it's also the birthplace of the world's most ancient civilizations. Asia originated from the primordial word, Aσία, and was first assigned to Herodotus (about 440 B.C) for the purpose of describing the Persian Wars. But within this ancient continent lie two distinct countries, India and Bhutan. India located in the southern region of Asia, is one of the most populous countries. Geographically speaking, the country can be divided into three distinct regions: the Himalayas, the Gangetic Plain, and the Plateau region. On the…show more content…
Bhutan is also bordered by India. As a matter of fact, the relation between these two countries are beneficial to each others economy. India is Bhutan's largest trading partner. Exports to Bhutan from India rose 89.31% as of the year 2014. Additionally, hydroelectric power is a very essential resource, with some electricity being exported to India. Whereas, spices, gypsum, timber, handicrafts, fruits, and precious stones are the other primary exports. But along with India as their largest trading partner, Bhutan also trades with Bangladesh, Japan, and the UK. Furthermore, their form of government is a constitutional monarchy and is governed under their constitution of 2008. The government is headed by a prime minister who is currently Tshering Tongay who is elected every 5 years by the King. Along with that, most Bhutanese practice a form of Buddhism religion and in south Bhutan, Nepalese practice Hinduism. There are ten thousand Buddhist monks and are involved in both the religious and social lives of the Buddhist population. Both Buddhists and Hindus believe in reincarnation ant the law of Karma (when you do good things, good things will come to you). And during religious festivals, tourists are allowed to enter the Dzong (monastery/fortress) and view masked and sword dares. There are only performed once or twice a year, so it might be pleasant to see the entertainment sooner or

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