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Capitalenom: Thimphu
coordonnées géographiques: 27 28 N, 89 38 E
différence de temps: UTC+6 (11 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Fête de l'Indépendance17 Decembre 1907 (became a unified kingdom under its first hereditary king)
Fête nationaleNational Day (Ugyen WANGCHUCK became first hereditary king), 17 Decembre (1907)
Constitutionhistory: previous governing documents were various royal decrees; first constitution drafted Novembre 2001 - Mars 2005, ratified 18 Juillet 2008
amendments: proposed as a motion by simple majority vote in a joint session of Parliament; passage requires at least a three-fourths majority vote in a joint session of the next Parliament and assented to by the king; amended 2011 (2017)
Suffrage - Age minimum de l'électeur18 ans; universal
Pouvoir exécutifchef d'état (Président): King Jigme Khesar Namgyel WANGCHUCK (depuis 14 December 2006); note - King Jigme Singye WANGCHUCK abdicated the throne on 14 December 2006 to his son
chef de gouvernement (1er ministre): Prime Minister Tshering TOBGAY (depuis July 2013)
cabinet: Council of Ministers or Lhengye Zhungtshog members nominated by the monarch in consultation with the prime minister and approved by the National Assembly; members serve 5-year terms
elections/appointments: the monarchy is hereditary but can be removed by a two-third vote of Parliament; leader of the majority party in Parliament is nominated as the prime minister, appointed by the monarch

Source: CIA World Factbook - Version du Mars 31, 2015