The historically remote kingdom of Bhutan is a south-central Asian country perched on the mountainous ridges of the Eastern Himalayas. Its immediate neighbor to the north is China, while India sits at its southern border. Thimphu is Bhutan's capital city and is also the country's economic and political center.
Bhutan is a country of outstanding natural beauty, boasting ecological diversity and what may be the world's highest unclimbed mountain, Gangkhar Puensum. Bhutan is home to three major ethnic groups and has an estimated population of 752,900 as of 2020. Agriculture is its primary industry, and the official currency is the ngultrum. However, the Indian rupee is also used as legal tender.