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Friday, 28 December 2018

Which of the following countries is known as the 'Land of Thunderbolt'?

  By GK Planet Team       Friday, 28 December 2018
Q. Which of the following countries is known as the 'Land of Thunderbolt'?
  1. Belgium
  2. Nepal
  3. Bhutan
  4. Bolivia
Answer: Bhutan

Which country is known as the land of thunderbolt?
Bhutan
Bhutan is called Druk Yul - Land of Thunder Dragon.


Why is Bhutan called a land of thunderbolt?
Since the 17th century the official name of Bhutan has been Druk yul (country of the Drukpa Lineage, the Dragon People, or the Land of the Thunder Dragon, a reference to the country's dominant Buddhist sect) and Bhutan only appears in English-language official correspondence.

Nicknames for nations around the world

Asia
Bhutan
Land of the Thunder Dragon
China
The Red Dragon
Indonesia
The Emerald of the Equator
Japan
Land of the Rising Sun
Mongolia
Land of the Blue Sky
North Korea
The Hermit Kingdom
Philippines
The Pearl of the Orient Seas
South Korea
Land of the Morning Calm
Sir Lanka
India’s Teardrop
Thailand
Land of Smiles
Afghanistan
Graveyard of Empires
Israel
The Holy Land
Lebanon
Switzerland of the Middle East

Africa
Burkina Faso
Land of the Upright Men
Egypt
The Gift of the Nile
Lesotho
The Kingdom In The Sky
Madagascar
The Red Island
Rwanda
Land of a Thousand Hills
South Africa
Rainbow Nation

America
Brazil
Pindorama (Land of the Palms)
Canada
The Great White North
Chile
Land of Poets
Guyana
Land of Many Waters
Paraguay
The Island Surrounded by Land
Peru
Land of the Incas
USA
Uncle Sam
Venezuela
Land of Grace

Australia
Australia
Land Down Under (sometimes also used for New Zealand)
New Zealand
Land of the Long White Cloud

Europe
Albania
Land of the Eagles
Belarus
The White Rus
England
Land of Hope and Glory
Finland
Land of a Thousand Lakes
France
L’hexagone
Iceland
Land of Fire and Ice
Ireland
The Emerald Isle
Italy
The Boot
Slovenia
The Sunny Side of the Alps
Switzerland
Land of Milk and Honey
Ukraine
The Bread Basket of Europe

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