Bhutan Table of Contents
Figure 13. Bhutan: Administrative Divisions, 1991
Formal Name: Kingdom of Bhutan (Drukyul, literally, Land of the Thunder Dragon).
Short Form: Bhutan.
Term for Citizens: Bhutanese.
Date of Independence: August 8, 1949, from India in foreign relations matters; internal sovereignty never subsumed during British colonial era.
National Holiday: December 17, National Day, when Ugyen Wangchuck became first hereditary king.
Data as of September 1991