Norgaygang Gewog

Norgaygang
ནོར་རྒྱས་སྒང་
Norgaygang is located in Samtse District
Norgaygang
Norgaygang
Norgaygang in the Samtse District of Bhutan
Coordinates: 27°07′32″N 88°50′52″E / 27.1255°N 88.8479°E / 27.1255; 88.8479Coordinates: 27°07′32″N 88°50′52″E / 27.1255°N 88.8479°E / 27.1255; 88.8479
Country Bhutan
DistrictSamtse District
Area
[1]
 • Total187.51 km2 (72.40 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Total3,381
Time zoneUTC+6 (BTT)

Norgaygang Gewog (Dzongkha: ནོར་རྒྱས་སྒང་) is a gewog (village block) of Samtse District, Bhutan. It is located at the extreme northwest of the Samtse District bordering on India's West Bengal (Kalimpong) and Sikkim (East Sikkim) provinces. It has the Haa District to the northeast and Samtse's Tendruk Gewog to the southeast.[2][3]

The Norgaygang gewog is immediately to the south of the Zompelri ridge and Mount Gipmochi, which have been subject to the India-China-Bhutan border dispute. The Dichu (Jaldhaka) river flows through the gewog along with its numerous tributaries. The largest of the tributaries is Asam Khola rising below the Mount Gipmochi.

The Norgaygang Gewog occupies an area of 187.51 square kilometres (72.40 sq mi). It has 19 villages in 6 Chiwogs. In 2012, it had a population of 3,381.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Eleventh Five-Year Plan, Samtse Dzongkhag, Gross National Happiness Commission, Royal Government of Bhutan, 2013, ISBN 978-99936-55-01-5. Sec. 4 (Dzonkhag at a glance, 2012).
  2. ^ Norgaygang (Bara) Gewog, Royal Government of Bhutan, Dzongkhag Administration, Samtse, retrieved 25 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Chiwogs in Samtse" (PDF). Election Commission, Government of Bhutan. 2011. pp. 9–10. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 October 2011.

External links

  • Norgaygang Gewog marked on OpenStreetMap, retrieved 4 December 2021.
  • Dichu river basin marked on OpenStreetMap, retrieved 4 December 2021.
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