Thimphu District

Thimphu Dzongkhag
Thimphu district
Thimphu district
Thimphu Bhutan location map.png
 • Total2,067 km2 (798 sq mi)
 • Total138,736
 • Rank1st
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BTT)
HDI (2019)0.806[1]
very high · 1st

Coordinates: 27°35′N 89°35′E / 27.583°N 89.583°E / 27.583; 89.583

Thimphu District (Dzongkha: ཐིམ་ཕུ་རྫོང་ཁག་; Wylie: Thim-phu rdzong-khag) is a dzongkhag (district) of Bhutan. Thimphu is also the capital of Bhutan and the largest city in the whole kingdom.


The dominant language throughout the district is Dzongkha; however, within the capital nearly every language of Bhutan may be encountered.[2]

Administrative divisions

Thimphu District is divided into eight gewogs and one town (Thimphu):[3]

Lingzhi, Soe and Naro Gewogs belong to the Lingzhi Dungkhag subdistrict, the only subdistrict within Thimphu District. The remaining gewogs do not belong to any subdistrict.[4]


The northern half of Thimphu District (the gewogs of Kawang, Lingzhi, Naro and Soe – corresponding roughly to Lingzhi Dungkhag) is subject to environmental protection, falling within Jigme Dorji National Park.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. ^ van Driem, George L. (1993). "Language Policy in Bhutan" (PDF). London: SOAS. Retrieved 2011-01-18.
  3. ^ "Chiwogs in Thimphu" (PDF). Election Commission, Government of Bhutan. 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  4. ^ "Thimphu Government online". Archived from the original on September 6, 2009.
  5. ^ "Parks of Bhutan". Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation online. Bhutan Trust Fund. Archived from the original on 2011-07-02. Retrieved 2011-03-26.

External links

  • Thimphu Dzongkhag official website

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