independent kingdom in the Himalayas, north of the Indian state of Assam: monarchy established in 1907: 18,147 sq mi (47,000 sq km); cap. Thimphu
An isolated country of South Asia in the eastern Himalaya Mountains. A Buddhist kingdom that long resisted modernization, Bhutan began a series of democratic reforms starting in the 1990s. Thimphu is the capital and the largest city.
- A landlocked Himalayan country in South Asia. Official name: Kingdom of Bhutan.