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Bhutan has a set of its unique national symbols. Please see the national symbols of Bhutan below.

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....NATIONAL FLAG

....The National flag is divided diagonally into two ....equal halves.

....The upper yellow half signifies the secular power ....and authority of the king while the lower ....saffron-orange symbolizes the practice of religion ....and the power of Buddhism, manifested in the ....tradition of Drukpa Kagyu. The dragon signifies the ...name and the purity of the country while the jewels in its jeweled claws stand for the wealth and perfection of the country.


....NATIONAL SPORT

....The national sport is the Archery (Dha). The bow and arrow play a significant role in ....many Bhutanese myths and legends; images of the gods holding a bow and arrows ....are considered especially favorable.

....Archery was declared the national sport in 1971 when Bhutan became a member of ....the United Nations. Bhutan also maintains an Olympic archery team. Archery ....tournaments and competitions are held throughout the country. Archery is played ....during religious and secular public holidays in Bhutan, local festivals (tsechu), between ....public ministries and departments, and between the dzongkhag and the regional ....teams.




....NATIONAL EMBLEM

....The National Emblem of Bhutan is a circle that ....projects a double diamond thunderbolt placed ....above the lotus.

....There is a jewel on all sides with two dragons on ....the vertical sides. The thunderbolts represent ....the harmony between secular and religious power ....while the lotus symbolizes purity. The jewel ....signifies the sovereign power while the dragons (male and female) represent the name of the country DrukYul or the Land of the Dragon.


....NATIONAL BIRD

....The national bird is the raven. It adorns the royal ....crown. The raven represents the deity Gonpo ....Jarodongchen (raven headed Mahakala), one of ....the chief guardian deities of Bhutan. 





....NATIONAL ANIMAL

....The national animal is the Takin ....(Burdorcas ....taxicolor) that is associated with religious history ....and mythology. It is a very rare mammal with a ....thick neck and short muscular legs. It lives in ....groups and is found above 4000 meters on.the ....north-western and far north eastern parts of the ....country. They feed on bamboo. The adult Takin ....can weigh over 200 kgs.


....NATIONAL FLOWER

....The national flower is the Blue Poppy (Meconopsis ....Grandis).

....It is a delicate blue or purple tinged blossom with a ....white filament. It grows to a height of 1 meter, and ....is found above the tree line (3500-4500 meters) on ....rocky mountain terrain. It was discovered in 1933 ....by a British Botanist, George Sherriff in a remote ....part of Sakteng in eastern Bhutan.


....NATIONAL TREE

....The national tree is the cypress (Cupressus ....torolusa).

....Cypresses are found in abundance and one may ....notice large cypresses near temples and ....monasteries. This tree is found in the temperate ....climate zone, between 1800 and 3500 m. Its ....capacity to survive on rugged harsh terrain is ....compared to bravery and simplicity.