Bhutan - Cities and Towns

Cities and Towns

  • Thimphu, the largest city and capital of Bhutan.
  • Damphu, the administrative headquarters of Tsirang District.
  • Jakar, the administrative headquarters of Bumthang District and the place where Buddhism entered Bhutan.
  • Mongar, the eastern commercial hub of the country.
  • Paro, site of the international airport.
  • Phuentsholing, Bhutan's commercial hub.
  • Punakha, the old capital.
  • Samdrup Jongkhar The south eastern town on the border with India.
  • Trashigang, administrative headquarters of Trashigang District the most populous district in the country.
  • Trongsa, in central Bhutan which has the largest and the most magnificent of all the dzongs in Bhutan.

Largest cities or towns of Bhutan
Rank City name District Pop.



1 Thimphu Thimphu 62,500

Samdrup Jongkhar

2 Phuntsholing Chukha 60,400
3 Punakha Punakha 21,500
4 Samdrup Jongkhar Samdrup Jongkhar 13,800
5 Geylegphug Sarpang 6,700
6 Paro Paro 4,400
7 Trashigang Trashigang 4,400
8 Wangdue Phodrang Wangdue Phodrang 3,300
9 Taga Dzong Dagana 3,100
10 Trongsa Trongsa 2,300

Read more about this topic:  Bhutan

Famous quotes containing the words cities and/or towns:

    London, thou art of townes A per se.
    Soveraign of cities, semeliest in sight,
    Of high renoun, riches, and royaltie;
    Of lordis, barons, and many goodly knyght;
    Of most delectable lusty ladies bright;
    Of famous prelatis in habitis clericall;
    Of merchauntis full of substaunce and myght:
    London, thou art the flour of Cities all
    William Dunbar (c. 1465–c. 1530)

    If there is among you anyone in need, a member of your community in any of your towns within the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your needy neighbor. You should rather open your hand, willingly lending enough to meet the need, whatever it may be.
    Bible: Hebrew, Deuteronomy 15:7,8.