Bhutan Population 2022


Bhutan map
  • The current population of Bhutan is estimated at 790,935 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Bhutan represent 0.01% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Bhutan is 19.4 inhabitants per km2.
  • Bhutan is located in Asia.
  • Bhutan ranks number 165 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Bhutan is 27.5090° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 90.4130° E.
  • The median age in Bhutan is 28.2 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Bhutan is 3,750 BTN per month, around $48 USD per month.
  • The countries that Bhutan shares its land boundary with are China and India.

Bhutan

Official name Kingdom of Bhutan
Location Asia
Capital Thimphu
Population 788,294 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 19.4/km2
Population growth rate 1.07% (in 2022)
Area 38,394 km2 (14,824.00 sq mi)
Official language Dzongkha
Currency Ngultrum (BTN) and Indian rupee (INR)
Life expectancy 72.50 years
Internet TLD .bt
Call code +975

Bhutan Population Graph

Bhutan Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 772,538 410,604 361,934 53.15% 46.85% 326,938 42.32%
2019 764,010 405,537 358,473 53.08% 46.92% 317,905 41.61%
2018 755,301 400,310 354,991 53% 47% 308,918 40.9%
2017 746,458 394,951 351,507 52.91% 47.09% 299,852 40.17%
2016 737,590 389,669 347,921 52.83% 47.17% 290,832 39.43%
2015 728,758 384,493 344,265 52.76% 47.24% 281,884 38.68%
2014 719,916 379,324 340,592 52.69% 47.31% 272,992 37.92%
2013 711,087 374,245 336,842 52.63% 47.37% 264,169 37.15%
2012 702,424 369,335 333,089 52.58% 47.42% 255,472 36.37%
2011 694,129 364,765 329,364 52.55% 47.45% 247,041 35.59%
2010 686,325 360,527 325,798 52.53% 47.47% 238,772 34.79%
2009 679,143 356,754 322,389 52.53% 47.47% 230,977 34.01%
2008 672,417 353,422 318,995 52.56% 47.44% 223,511 33.24%
2007 665,671 349,943 315,728 52.57% 47.43% 216,143 32.47%
2006 658,193 345,815 312,378 52.54% 47.46% 208,713 31.71%
2005 649,522 340,544 308,978 52.43% 47.57% 201,157 30.97%
2004 639,576 334,115 305,461 52.24% 47.76% 190,849 29.84%
2003 628,593 326,617 301,976 51.96% 48.04% 180,343 28.69%
2002 616,764 318,497 298,267 51.64% 48.36% 170,042 27.57%
2001 604,367 310,342 294,025 51.35% 48.65% 160,036 26.48%
2000 591,723 302,666 289,057 51.15% 48.85% 150,416 25.42%
1999 578,579 295,307 283,272 51.04% 48.96% 141,058 24.38%
1998 565,055 288,348 276,707 51.03% 48.97% 132,110 23.38%
1997 552,375 282,153 270,222 51.08% 48.92% 123,732 22.4%
1996 542,121 277,403 264,718 51.17% 48.83% 116,339 21.46%
1995 535,271 274,273 260,998 51.24% 48.76% 109,945 20.54%
1994 532,543 273,088 259,455 51.28% 48.72% 104,645 19.65%
1993 533,229 273,653 259,576 51.32% 48.68% 100,194 18.79%
1992 535,166 274,808 260,358 51.35% 48.65% 96,116 17.96%
1991 535,279 274,973 260,306 51.37% 48.63% 91,854 17.16%
1990 531,438 273,159 258,279 51.4% 48.6% 87,103 16.39%
1989 522,800 268,824 253,976 51.42% 48.58% 81,818 15.65%
1988 510,143 262,418 247,725 51.44% 48.56% 76,164 14.93%
1987 495,153 254,806 240,347 51.46% 48.54% 70,510 14.24%
1986 479,497 246,893 232,604 51.49% 48.51% 65,116 13.58%
1985 465,053 239,642 225,411 51.53% 48.47% 60,178 12.94%
1984 452,239 233,220 219,019 51.57% 48.43% 55,761 12.33%
1983 440,571 227,467 213,104 51.63% 48.37% 51,767 11.75%
1982 429,667 222,052 207,615 51.68% 48.32% 48,037 11.18%
1981 418,818 216,571 202,247 51.71% 48.29% 44,604 10.65%
1980 407,575 210,798 196,777 51.72% 48.28% 41,287 10.13%
1979 395,864 204,622 191,242 51.69% 48.31% 38,161 9.64%
1978 383,976 198,247 185,729 51.63% 48.37% 35,211 9.17%
1977 372,055 191,757 180,298 51.54% 48.46% 32,443 8.72%
1976 360,333 185,319 175,014 51.43% 48.57% 29,872 8.29%
1975 348,987 179,065 169,922 51.31% 48.69% 27,500 7.88%
1974 338,065 173,022 165,043 51.18% 48.82% 25,287 7.48%
1973 327,542 167,177 160,365 51.04% 48.96% 23,288 7.11%
1972 317,361 161,568 155,793 50.91% 49.09% 21,422 6.75%
1971 307,479 156,199 151,280 50.8% 49.2% 19,709 6.41%
1970 297,812 151,050 146,762 50.72% 49.28% 18,137 6.09%
1969 288,375 146,148 142,227 50.68% 49.32% 16,668 5.78%
1968 279,205 141,529 137,676 50.69% 49.31% 15,328 5.49%
1967 270,403 137,175 133,228 50.73% 49.27% 14,088 5.21%
1966 262,109 133,125 128,984 50.79% 49.21% 12,948 4.94%
1965 254,425 129,350 125,075 50.84% 49.16% 11,933 4.69%
1964 247,578 125,943 121,635 50.87% 49.13% 11,017 4.45%
1963 241,130 122,759 118,371 50.91% 49.09% 10,176 4.22%
1962 235,138 119,756 115,382 50.93% 49.07% 9,406 4%
1961 229,421 116,890 112,531 50.95% 49.05% 8,695 3.79%
1960 223,842 114,092 109,750 50.97% 49.03% 8,058 3.6%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Bhutan ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Bhutan. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Bhutan

# City Population 2022
1 Thimphu 100,057
2 Punakha 21,818
3 Tsirang 18,925
4 Phuntsholing 17,282
5 Pemagatshel 14,061
6 Sarpang 10,528
7 Samdrup Jongkhar 7,616
8 Wangdue Phodrang 7,590
9 Samtse 5,549
10 Jakar 4,871
11 Pajo 3,061
12 Trashi Yangtse 3,055
13 Mongar 3,003
14 Tsimasham 2,888
15 Trongsa 2,848

Other Countries from Asia Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
China 1,450,158,659 145/km2
India 1,383,820,649 417/km2
Indonesia 276,736,832 142/km2
Pakistan 231,611,059 243/km2
Bangladesh 167,903,853 1,108/km2
Japan 125,553,305 332/km2
Philippines 112,540,861 337/km2
Turkey 86,336,104 116/km2
Iran 85,971,815 49/km2
Thailand 70,176,879 136.1/km2
Myanmar 55,086,917 76/km2
South Korea 51,912,141 507/km2
Iraq 42,001,087 83/km2
Afghanistan 40,697,213 48.57/km2
Saudi Arabia 35,909,711 15/km2
Malaysia 33,170,971 98/km2
Nepal 30,151,786 180/km2
North Korea 25,807,433 213/km2
Taiwan 23,898,113 650/km2
Sri Lanka 21,815,213 337/km2