Thimphu District

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

Location of Thimphu dzongkhag within Bhutan

Thimphu District (Dzongkhag: 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.

Languages[edit]

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

Geography[edit]

Thimphu dzongkhag 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 (Kawang, Lingzhi, Naro, Soe Gewogs – corresponding roughly to Lingzhi Dungkhag) is subject to environmental protection, falling within Jigme Dorji National Park.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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
  4. ^ "Parks of Bhutan". Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation online. Bhutan Trust Fund. Retrieved 2011-03-26. 

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