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The capital is at Thimphu with a population, in 1987, of 15,000. The lofty peaks and ranges of the Himalayas extend along the whole of the northern boundary of Bhutan, and great spurs stretch southwards from the main chain along its eastern and western boundaries. Within these mighty natural barriers is a succession of hill ranges, the general direction of which in western Bhutan is from north-west to south-east and in eastern Bhutan from north-east to south-west. The Dongkya range is the tri-junction point of the SikkimBhutanTibet boundary.
1767-74 Civil war in Bhutan. 1769 Sonam Lhundub ascends the Golden Throne. 1770 Bhutanese invasion of Morang and Sikkim. 1771-72 Bhutanese invasion and occupation of Cooch Bihar. 1773 British expedition against Bhutan. 1774 George Bogle's mission to Bhutan, and Anglo-Bhutanese peace treaty signed. 1775 Alexander Hamilton's visit to Bhutan in connection with a border dispute. 1776 Jigme Singye becomes Deb. 1777 Alexander Hamilton visits Bhutan again. 1783 British mission to Bhutan under Samuel Turner.
116). 1. Bhutan. Bibliographies I. Title II. , 55 St. Thomas' Street, Oxford OX1 1JG, England. ABC-CLIO, 130 Cremona Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93117, USA. Designed by Bernard Crossland. , Reading, England. , Worcester. Page v The World Bibliographical Series This series, which is principally designed for the English speaker, will eventually cover every country in the world, each in a separate volume comprising annotated entries on works dealing with its history, geography, economy and politics; and with its people, their culture, customs, religion and social organization.