The ngultrum (Dzongkha: དངུལ་ཀྲམ [ŋýˈʈúm], symbol: Nu., code: BTN) is the currency of the Kingdom of Bhutan. It is subdivided into 100 chhertum (Dzongkha: ཕྱེད་ཏམ [pt͡ɕʰɛ́ˈtám], spelled as chetrums on coins until 1979). The Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan is the minting authority of the Ngultrum banknotes and coins. The Ngultrum is currently pegged to the Indian rupee at parity.
Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.
High in the Himalayas is the kingdom of Bhutan, where success boils down to the gross national happiness (GHP) instead of the gross national product, and travelers have only been allowed to visit since 1974.
All political parties had come to an agreement before the campaigning started that they would not 'politicise' sensitive issues like foreign policy, but at least five cases before Bhutan's election dispute settlement system were about parties trying to defame rivals using India-Bhutan relations.