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Bhutan... or Nepal?

For each statement, guess whether it applies to Bhutan, Nepal, or both.
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: August 17, 2023
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First submittedFebruary 27, 2019
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1. Borders both China and India
Bhutan
Nepal
Both
2. Has the higher population of the two
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Nepal
3. Its nickname is the "Land of The Thunder Dragon"
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Nepal
Bhutan has also an image of a dragon on its flag
4. Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) was born there, according to tradition
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Nepal
5. Kathmandu is its capital
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Nepal
6. Part of Mount Everest lies within its territory
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Nepal
7. A majority of its citizens are Buddhist
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Nepal has a Hindu majority
8. Is a monarchy
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Nepal used to be a monarchy as well until 2008
9. According to the constitution, the goal of the government is "Gross National Happiness"
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Sadly, they aren't very good at it. Bhutan ranked 95th out of 156 countries in the World Happiness Index (2019).
10. Has an average elevation of more than 1500 meters
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Bhutan has the world's highest average elevation at 3280 meters. Nepal is just behind at 3265 meters.
11. Its official language is Dzongkha
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Nepal
Both
12. Does NOT have a U.S. embassy
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Nepal
Both
13. Has a non-rectangular flag
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Nepal
14. Its capital city does NOT have any traffic lights
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Both
Thimphu (Bhutan) and Ngerulmud (Palau) are the only capital cities in the world without traffic lights. In Thimphu, traffic is directed by police officers.
15. Is further East
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Nepal
16 Comments
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Level 70
Jan 2, 2022
Monarchy one is pretty tricky given how recently Nepal lost theirs to Prachanda.

Nommed!

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Level 69
Aug 21, 2023
aren't they communist since recently? What a twist to complete opposites within only a few years
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Level 59
Aug 17, 2023
May I make a Spanish version?
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Level 72
Aug 17, 2023
Sure, why not
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Level 81
Aug 17, 2023
Could you clarify the currency question? Bhutan uses the Indian rupee alongside the ngultrum.
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Level 83
Aug 18, 2023
"its currency", so Indian rupee isn't Bhutan's currency.
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Level 75
Aug 18, 2023
If a currency is legally used in a country, and it applies to the Indian rupee in Bhutan, then it is a country's currency. Ngultrum is even officially pegged to the Indian rupee.

So the request for clarification is absolutelly justified. And you can easily get rid of this ambiguity by using the term "official curency".

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Level ∞
Aug 18, 2023
I removed the currency question and replaced it with the Gross National Happiness question.
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Level 71
Aug 17, 2023
One of the dark parts of the Nepal-Bhutan connection is the story of the Lhotsampa, the Nepali-speaking Bhutanese people who were forcibly expelled from their homes, despite the fact that some of them had ancestry stretching back generations. Almost all of the Nepali-speaking people where I live in Harrisburg, PA still identify themselves as Bhutanese, because they still consider that to be their home.
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Level 87
Aug 20, 2023
So I guess they are now contributing to Harrisburg's Gross Municipal Happiness.
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Level 50
Aug 30, 2023
There are so many Nepalis coming to Harrisburg it's crazy. There are stores and restaurants everywhere.
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Level 78
Aug 20, 2023
You could add BOTH to question 6 & 13 just to make it a bit trickier.
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Level 77
Aug 28, 2023
I was in Thimpu (Bhutan) in 2008 and they have one traffic light in a square in the centre of town. But they also have a policeman directing the traffic so its a bit obsolete!

Bhutan also has an official royal yeti-hunter.....

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Level 70
Aug 28, 2023
Why couldn't both have non rectangular flags?
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Level 68
Aug 29, 2023
The average elevation question is really mean, given how small the difference is... I like it!
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Level 22
Jan 21, 2024
got 15/15 :)