Tsirang District

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Coordinates: 26°55′N 90°5′E / 26.917°N 90.083°E / 26.917; 90.083

Location of Tsirang dzongkhag within Bhutan

Tsirang District (Dzongkha: རྩི་རང་རྫོང་ཁག་; Wylie: Rtsi-rang rdzong-khag; previously "Chirang"), is one of the 20 dzongkhags (districts) of Bhutan. The administrative center of the district is Damphu

Tsirang Dzong at Damphu, Bhutan.

Tsirang is noted for its gentle slopes and mild climates. The dzongkhag is also noted for its rich biodiversity, however it is one of the few dzongkhags without a protected area. One of Bhutan's longest rivers, the Punatsang Chhu or Sankosh river flows through the district. It is the main districts where the Lhotshampa reside.

Languages[edit]

The dominant language in Tsirang is Nepali, spoken by the heterogeneous Lhotshampa. In the north, Dzongkha, the national language, is also spoken.

Geography[edit]

Tsirang is divided into twelve gewogs:[1]

The northernmost reaches of Tsirang (Phutenchhu, Sergithang Gewogs) lie within Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park, one of the protected areas of Bhutan.[2][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chiwogs in Tsirang" (PDF). Election Commission, Government of Bhutan. 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  2. ^ "Parks of Bhutan". Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation online. Bhutan Trust Fund. Retrieved 2011-03-26. 
  3. ^ "Chiwogs in Tsirang" (PDF). Election Commission, Government of Bhutan. 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-28.