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One of the national symbols of the Kingdom of Bhutan, the Bhutanese national flag was officially adopted in 1969. The flag of Bhutan is diagonally separated in two halves: the upper left half is orange/ yellow and the lower right half is orange.
In the middle of the flag is an emblem of a white dragon facing to the right. The dragon is seen holding jewels in its claws and these signify the nation's wealth.

The snarling mouth of the dragon represents the strength of the people protecting the country. The orange color represents the Drukpas monasteries and Buddhist religion, and the orange/ yellow symbolizes the secular authority of the King.

The white color stands for purity and loyalty.

Official Name: The Kingdom of Bhutan
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted on: 1969
Location: Eastern end of the Himalayas bordered by the Republic of India, and China
Capital City: Thimpu
Major Cities: Paro, Atsho Chhubar, Zhemgang
Area: 14,824 square miles
Population: 708,427
Currency: Ngultrum (BTN)
Official Language: Dzongkha
National Anthem: Druk Tsendhen

National symbol(s): thunder dragon known as Druk Gyalpo

National colors: orange, yellow

National anthem:
name: "Druk tsendhen" (The Thunder Dragon Kingdom)
lyrics/music: Gyaldun Dasho Thinley DORJI/Aku TONGMI

Facts about Bhutan flag

Designed byMayeum Choying Wangmo Dorji
Revision1949, 1956
Design and ColorsDivided diagonally from the lower hoist-side corner; the upper triangle is yellow and the lower triangle is orange; centered along the dividing line is a large black and white dragon facing away from the hoist side
Size Ratio2:3

Last Updated On : August 25th, 2017

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