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General Country Information
Capital: Thimpu
Population: 708,427 (2011 est.)
Form of Government: Unitary Parliamentary Democracy and Constitutional Monarchy

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 26,300
Telephone - mobile:
394,300 (2010)
Internet hosts:
9,147 (2010)
Internet users:
50,000 (2009)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006:
World Rank 2005/2006: 140*

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

National Disability Action Plan
Tenth Five Year Plan for National Development (2006

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:
Disabled Persons’ Association of Bhutan (DPAB)
Chang Gidaphu
P.O. Box 1531
Thimphu: Bhutan
Email: info@dpab.org.bt
Tel: +975-2-339996
Drak-Tsho Vocational Training Centre for the Disabled
P.O. Box 747
Email: info@draktsho-bhutan.org
Tel: +975-2-328-750+975-2-328-750
Fax: +975-2-327-650