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Districts of Bhutan

Bhutan comprises twenty districts (dzongkhag, both singular and plural).

Contents

  • Districts 1
  • District Statistics 2
  • Zone Statistics 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Districts

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Bhutan
Districts of Bhutan
No. Dzongkhag
(District)
Former spelling Dzongkha Romanization[note 1] Dsongdey
(Zone)
1. Bumthang བུམ་ཐང་ Bºumtha Southern
2. Chukha Chhukha ཆུ་ཁ་ Chukha Western
3. Dagana Dhakana, Tagana, Daga དར་དཀར་ནང་ Dºagana Central
4. Gasa མགར་ས་ Gâsa Central
5. Haa Ha ཧད་ / ཧཱ་ Western
6. Lhuntse Lhuntshi ལྷུན་རྩེ་ Lhüntsi Eastern
7. Mongar Monggar, Mongor མོང་སྒར་ Mongga Eastern
8. Paro སྤ་གྲོ་ Paro Western
9. Pemagatshel Pemagatsel, Pema Gatshel པདྨ་དགའ་ཚལ་ Pemagatshä Eastern
10. Punakha སྤུ་ན་ཁ་ Punakha Central
11. Samdrup Jongkhar བསཾ་གྲུབ་ལྗོངས་མཁར་ Samdru Jongkha Eastern
12. Samtse Samchi བསམ་རྩེ་ Samtsi Western
13. Sarpang Geylegphug, Gaylegphug, Gelephu (Sarbhang) གསར་སྦང་ Sarbang Southern
14. Thimphu ཐིམ་ཕུག་ Thimphu Western
15. Trashigang Tashigang བཀྲ་ཤིས་སྒང་ Trashigang Eastern
16. Trashiyangtse བཀྲ་ཤིས་གཡང་རྩེ་ Trashi'yangtse Eastern
17. Trongsa Tongsa ཀྲོང་གསར་ Trongsa Southern
18. Tsirang Chirang རྩི་རང་ Tsirang Central
19. Wangdue Phodrang Wangdi Phodrang དབང་འདུས་ཕོ་བྲང་ 'Wangdi Phodrºa Central
20. Zhemgang Shemgang གཞལ་སྒང་ Zhºämgang Southern
  1. ^ Used by the Dzongkha Development Commission, reflecting pronunciation

District Statistics

The results of the 2005 census appear below:[2]

District Statistics
No. Dzongkhag
(District)
Capital Area
km²
Population
2005
Density Dsongdey
(Zone)
Dungkhag[3]
(Sub-
districts)
Gewog Towns
1. Bumthang Jakar 2,490 16,116 6.5 Southern - 4 5
2. Chukha Phuentsholing 1,991 74,387 37.4 Western 1 11 6
3. Dagana Daga 1,276 18,222 14.3 Central - 11 4
4. Gasa Gasa 4,089 3,116 0.8 Central - 4 1
5. Haa Ha 1,319 11,648 8.8 Western - 5 1
6. Lhuntse Lhuntshi 2,881 15,395 5.3 Eastern - 8 2
7. Mongar Mongar 1,638 37,069 22.6 Eastern - 16 4
8. Paro Paro 1,693 36,433 21.5 Western - 10 2
9. Pemagatshel Pemagatsel 593 13,864 23.4 Eastern - 7 7
10. Punakha Punakha 845 17,715 21.0 Central - 9 1
11. Samdrup Jongkhar Samdrup Jongkhar 2,207 39,961 18.1 Eastern 3 11 5
12. Samtse Samtse 1,725 60,100 34.8 Western 2 16 3
13. Sarpang Geylegphug 2,048 41,549 20.3 Southern 2 15 3
14. Thimphu Thimphu 1,617 98,676 61.0 Western 1 10 1
15. Trashigang Tashigang 2,171 51,134 23.6 Eastern 3 16 6
16. Trashiyangste Tashi Yangtse 1,459 17,740 12.2 Eastern - 8 2
17. Trongsa Tongsa 1,815 13,419 7.4 Southern - 5 1
18. Tsirang Damphu 632 18,667 29.5 Central - 12 1
19. Wangdue Phodrang Wangdue Phodrang 4,181 31,135 7.4 Central - 15 3
20. Zhemgang Zhemgang 2,146 18,636 8.7 Southern 1 8 3
  Bhutan Thimphu 38,816 634,982 16.4   13 201 61
  • On April 26, 2007 Lhamozingkha Dungkhag (subdistrict) was formally handed over from Sarpang Dzongkhag to Dagana Dzongkhag.,[4] affecting three gewog (Lhamozingkha, Deorali and Nichula (Zinchula) and the town of Lhamozingkha), which formed the westernmost part of Sarpang Dzongkhag and now form the southernmost part of Dagana Dzongkhag.[5] This is change is not reflected in the table above. Since 2008, Bhutan has redrawn many of its other borders, both internal and international, with the result of creating a no man's land, later claimed by China, out of the Northern Basin area of Gasa District.[6]

Zone Statistics

Dzongdey
(Zone)
Capital Area
km²
Population
2005
Density Dzongkhag
(Districts)
Central Damphu 11,023 88,855 8.1 5
Eastern Mongar 10,949 175,163 16.0 6
Southern Geylegphug 8,499 89,720 10.6 4
Western Thimphu 8,345 281,244 33.7 5
Bhutan Thimphu 38,816 634,982 16.4 20

See also

References

  1. ^ "Delimitation". Election Commission,  
  2. ^ "Fact Sheet – Population and Housing Census of Bhutan" (PDF). Bhutan National Statistics Bureau. 2005. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  3. ^ http://www.statoids.com/ybt.html
  4. ^ http://www.sarpang.gov.bt/newsDetail.php?id=13
  5. ^ http://www.pc.gov.bt/fyp/Dzongkhags/Sarpang.pdf
  6. ^ "An Open letter to the Bhutanese parliamentarians". AFPA News.com. 2009-11-20. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 

External links

  • Official links to Dzongkhag of Bhutan


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