Bhutan pop­u­la­tion in­creased by 1.17% since 2005

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The 2018 es­ti­mated pop­u­la­tion of Bhutan is 817,054, up from 744,000 in 2017, which makes it the 164th most pop­u­lous coun­try in the world.

The last cen­sus in the coun­try was car­ried out in 2005 show­ing a pop­u­la­tion of 634,900, which is about half the pop­u­la­tion of 1.37 mil­lion in 1991. The pop­u­la­tion is es­ti­mated to have grown to 817,054 in 2018. Bhutan’s pop­u­la­tion den­sity is 18 peo­ple per square kilo­me­tre, which is one of the low­est pop­u­la­tion den­si­ties in the world.

The cap­i­tal and largest city is Thim­phu, with a pop­u­la­tion of 80,000 and a metro pop­u­la­tion of 115,000.

In 2006, Busi­ness Week ranked Bhutan as the hap­pi­est coun­try in Asia and the 8th hap­pi­est in the world. Bhutan has a lit­er­acy rate of 60% with a me­dian age of 25 years old.

Bhutan has not car­ried out an of­fi­cial cen­sus since 2005, although it’s pop­u­la­tion is es­ti­mated to have growth rather sig­nif­i­cantly. It is cur­rently pro­jected that Bhutan will ex­ceed 800,000 peo­ple by 2020 and hit nearly 900,000 by 2030. This is a far cry from its 1991 pop­u­la­tion of 1.37 mil­lion.

Thim­phu dzongkhag has the high­est pop­u­la­tion with 98,676, fol­lowed by Pu­nakha dzongkhag with 21,500, Tsir­ang dzongkhag with 18,667, Phuentshol­ing dzongkhag with 17,043 and rest dzongkhag con­sist the rest of the pop­u­la­tion.

Gasa dzongkhag has the low­est pop­u­la­tion with 548.

Ac­cord­ing to world pop­u­la­tion prospects data as of date 5th May 2018, the to­tal pop­u­la­tion of Bhutan is 815,785.

Birth rate per day is 40 and death per day is 13 ac­cord­ing to the data.

Av­er­age life ex­pectancy in Bhutan is 70.74 years, male av­er­age life ex­pectancy is 70.4 years and fe­male av­er­age life ex­pectancy is 71.09 years.

Pop­u­la­tion growth rate in 2018 has in­creased by 1.17% since 2005.

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