Samtse

Samtse
་བསམ་རྩེ
Village
Samtse is located in Bhutan
Samtse
Samtse
Location in Bhutan
Coordinates: 27°2′N 89°5′E / 27.033°N 89.083°E / 27.033; 89.083Coordinates: 27°2′N 89°5′E / 27.033°N 89.083°E / 27.033; 89.083
Country Bhutan
DistrictSamtse
Elevation
417 m (1,368 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total5,396
Time zoneUTC+6 (BTT)

Samtse is a town and the headquarers of the Samtse District in Bhutan. The population of the town was 5,396 as of 2017.[1] The population of the Samtse district was 60,100 at the 2005 census.[2]

Samtse is close to the Bhutan–India border. Across the border is the Indian town of Chamurchi.

Post office in Samtse, Bhutan

Climate

Climate data for Samtse, 1996–2018
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 21.3
(70.3)
23.5
(74.3)
26.6
(79.9)
28.2
(82.8)
28.6
(83.5)
28.9
(84.0)
28.5
(83.3)
29.2
(84.6)
29.2
(84.6)
28.6
(83.5)
25.9
(78.6)
23.3
(73.9)
26.8
(80.3)
Average low °C (°F) 12.9
(55.2)
15.1
(59.2)
18.2
(64.8)
20.4
(68.7)
21.5
(70.7)
23.2
(73.8)
23.6
(74.5)
23.9
(75.0)
23.2
(73.8)
21.1
(70.0)
17.6
(63.7)
14.7
(58.5)
19.6
(67.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 20.1
(0.79)
39.1
(1.54)
147.7
(5.81)
333.3
(13.12)
635.6
(25.02)
1,051.2
(41.39)
1,213
(47.76)
1,065.2
(41.94)
669.9
(26.37)
208.7
(8.22)
21.2
(0.83)
14.4
(0.57)
5,419.4
(213.36)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.5 4.3 8.7 15.1 21.0 25.7 28.8 27.7 22.1 10.3 2.6 1.6 170.4
Source: World Meteorological Organization[3]

References

  1. ^ "Bhutan: Districts & Major Towns - Population Statistics, Maps, Charts, Weather and Web Information". Archived from the original on 2003-10-05. Retrieved 2021-10-08.
  2. ^ "Annual Dzongkhag Statistics 2010" (PDF). National Statistics Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 November 2017. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  3. ^ "World Weather Information Service – Samtse". World Meteorological Organization. Retrieved November 1, 2022.


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