Area and Population

During 2016 Bhutan population is projected to increased by 11 413 people and reach 792 581 in the beginning of 2017. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 9 319. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 2 094 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Bhutan (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Bhutan is comparable to Switzerland both in its size and topography. The Altitude ranges from 160meters in the southern foothills to 7541 meters high in the northern high mountains. With a population of about 700,000. Bhutan is one of the sparsely populated counties in the world.