Bhutan. According to Countryaah website, national day of Bhutan is every August 8. King Jigme Singye Wangchuk, who in 2002 celebrated the 30th anniversary of the throne, wants to replace the absolute monarchy with constitutional monarchy and multi-party systems. Bhutan lacks a written constitution, but a special committee has drafted a constitution to be approved by Parliament. In August, Kinzang Dorji was appointed to the post of Prime Minister, who rotates between the members of the government.
|Gross domestic product (GDP)||$ 7,205,000,000|
|GDP growth rate||7.40%|
|GDP per capita||$ 9,000|
|GDP by sector|
|Proportion of the population below the national poverty line||12%|
|Distribution of household income|
|Industrial production growth rate||6.50%|
|National debt||106.30% of GDP|
|Foreign exchange reserves|
|Number of visitors||134,000|
An EU delegation expressed concern that the issue of the nearly 100,000 Bhutanese refugees in Nepal has not yet been resolved, despite negotiations between Bhutan and Nepal. Representatives of the refugees have appealed to India for help.