Haa, Bhutan

ཧཱ / ཧས
Haa is located in Bhutan
Location in Bhutan
Coordinates: 27°22′57″N 89°17′06″E / 27.38250°N 89.28500°E / 27.38250; 89.28500Coordinates: 27°22′57″N 89°17′06″E / 27.38250°N 89.28500°E / 27.38250; 89.28500
CountryFlag of Bhutan.svg Bhutan
DistrictHaa District
Time zoneUTC+6 (BTT.00)

Haa, Ha,[1] or Has is a Thromde or town, and the seat of Haa District in Bhutan.[2]

Post Office in Ha, Bhutan

Haa is situated in Haa Valley in the west of the Bhutan bordering Sikkim with ethnic Tibetian and Han majority. The major economic activity is rice production, yak herding and trade with neighbouring China. Haa accommodates The Indian Military Training Team (Also known as IMTRAT). IMTRAT is responsible for the training of the personnel of the Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) and the Royal Bodyguard of Bhutan (RBG). It is the oldest training team sent outside India to a friendly-foreign nation.[3] The place has a religious significance as Lhakhang Karpo[4] and other monasteries are situated there.


  1. ^ spelling as per officially approved Thrombde names, see the Ministry of Works and Human Settlements http://www.mowhs.gov.bt/publications/approved-thromde-and-boundaries/ Archived 2017-12-28 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  3. ^ "Indian Military Training Team ( IMTRAT ) strengthens Indio-Bhutan ties". www.aviation-defence-universe.com. November 2018. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  4. ^ "Lhakhang Karpo & Nagpo". Little Bhutan. 2014-04-09. Retrieved 2020-04-13.

Further reading

  • Tshewang, Lam Pema (2001)History of the Has (Ha) Valley in Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 5, Winter 2001 p. 50-56. Thimphu: Centre for Bhutan Studies.

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