Thimphu District

Thimphu Dzongkhag

Thimphu district
Country  Bhutan
District Thimphu District
  Type Constitutional monarchy
Elevation 7,640 ft (2,330 m)
Population (2015)
  Total 13,744
Climate Cwb

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.


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

Administrative divisions

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 also


  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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