Trivia Question: Which country’s local name translates to “Land of the Thunder Dragon”?

Trivia Question: Which country’s local name translates to “Land of the Thunder Dragon”?

Laos
Bhutan
Peru
Slovakia

Powerful storms frequent the small mountainous nation of Bhutan, and for many years the sound of thunder was interpreted as the roar of a fierce, protective dragon. The nation’s local name, Druk Yul, thus means “Land of the Thunder Dragon.” The dragon even appears on the national flag. Bhutanese people call themselves Drukpas, or “dragon people,” and the hereditary monarch is called the Druk Gyalpo, or “dragon king.”

The Answer: The correct answer is Bhutan.

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