Bhutan Tourism
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blt Trekking
blt Distance & Travel Times
blt Travelling within Bhutan
blt National Parks
blt Getting to Bhutan
blt Bhutanese Heritage
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blt Culture and Traditions
blt Outdoor Sports
blt Health and Education
blt Cultural Heritage
blt Natural Heritage
blt Government
blt Geography
blt Population and People
blt Economy
blt History
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Agriculture and livestock raising are still the main pillars of the economy, with 85% of the population dependent on these two sectors. Industry and mining are still in the first stage of development but are expanding rapidly.

The export of hydroelectric power provides 25% of government revenue. Hydroelectric power is Bhutan’s largest resource and is sustainable, renewable and environmentally friendly.

Bhutan also exports calcium carbide, wood products and cement. In other major export is agricultural product, including apples, oranges, cardamom, potatoes, asparagus, mushroom.

Tourism and Airline, although very important for earning foreign exchange, only constitute a small part of the gross national product.