10 countries at the London Olympics you probably didn’t know: Bhutan

I must confess that I did not recognize some of the countries at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. To improve my foreign affairs, I’ve decided to research those countries. I begin with…


Buthan flag

Buthan flag

Bhutan (Dzongkhaའབྲུག་ཡུལ་tr ʼbrug-yul, “Druk Yul”), officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked state in South Asia, located at the eastern end of the Himalayas and bordered to the south, east and west by the Republic of India and to the north by the People’s Republic of China. Bhutan is separated from the nearby country of Nepal to the west by the Indian state of Sikkim, and from Bangladesh to the south by the Indian states ofAssam and West Bengal.

Bhutan location

Bhutan – Google Maps


I won’t bore you with facts about Bhutan; Wikipedia would do a much better job. But I will show you pictures of Bhutanese in all their Asian glory!

Traditional Bhutanese

Traditional Bhutanese

Bhutanese woman

A Bhutanese woman

Bhutan at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Bhutan have competed only in archery since they were first represented at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games and they will be doing the same this year. Here is their profile at the 2012 Olympics: Bhutan Profile.

Bhutan's Olympic committee

Bhutan’s Olympic committee

Sherab Zam

Sherab Zam

I hope you root for Bhutan at the Olympics.





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