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Bhutan: Geography#

LocationSouthern Asia, between China and India
Geographic Coordinates27 30 N, 90 30 E 27.5,90.5
Area total: 38,394 sq km
land: 38,394 sq km
water: 0 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 38394
DBpedia: 38394
Geoname: 47000
Infoplease: 47000
Britannica: 38394
Wolfram: 38394

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Land boundariestotal: 1,136 km
border countries: China 477 km, India 659 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Drangeme Chhu 97 m
highest point: Gangkar Puensum 7,570 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Gangkar Punsum 7570 m; Kula Kangri 7538 m; Chomolhari 7314 m
According to Geonames: Gangkhar Puensum 7570 m; Liangkang Kangri 7534 m; Cho-mo-la-li Shan 7314 m; Kangphu Kang I 7220 m; Tongshanjiabu 7207 m

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Important Mountains
Terrainmostly mountainous with some fertile valleys and savanna
Natural Hazardsviolent storms from the Himalayas are the source of the country's name, which translates as Land of the Thunder Dragon; frequent landslides during the rainy season
Natural Resourcetimber, hydropower, gypsum, calcium carbonate
Land Usearable land: 2.49%
permanent crops: 0.46%
other: 97.06% (2011)
Climatevaries; tropical in southern plains; cool winters and hot summers in central valleys; severe winters and cool summers in Himalayas
Irrigated Land319.1 sq km (2010)
Renewable Water Resources78 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuessoil erosion; limited access to potable water
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection
signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Thimphu; Phuentsholing; Gelaphu; Gedu; Samtse
According to Geonames: Thimphu; Punakha; Tsirang; Phuntsholing; Pemagatshel

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Important Cities
Geography-notelandlocked; strategic location between China and India; controls several key Himalayan mountain passes