Thimphu District

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.

Thimphu Dzongkhag

Thimphu district
Thimphu district
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 • Total2,067 km2 (798 sq mi)
 • Total138,736
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BTT)

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


The dominant language throughout the district is Dzongkha; however, within the capital nearly every language of Bhutan may be encountered.[1]

Administrative divisionsEdit

Thimphu District is divided into eight gewogs and one town (Thimphu):[2]

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.[3]


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.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ van Driem, George L. (1993). "Language Policy in Bhutan" (PDF). London: SOAS. Retrieved 2011-01-18.
  2. ^ "Chiwogs in Thimphu" (PDF). Election Commission, Government of Bhutan. 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  3. ^ Thimphu Government online Archived 2009-09-06 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "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.

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