About Dzongkhag


Vision: A peaceful and progressive Dzongkhag with optimal socio-economic development in harmony with nature and culture.

Mission: To ensure equitable and sustainable socio-economic well being of the people through quality services.

With a total area of 1,748.590 square kilometers, Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan. The city lies in the western part of the country. It is located at an altitude of 2,330 meters above the sea level. The Dzongkhag has 42.9% of its area under forest cover. The Dzongkhag office is located at Canglimithang.

Thimphu Dzongkhag has eight Gewogs namely Chang, Kawang, Dagala, Genekha, Mewang, Lingzhi, Soe and Naro.  The Dzongkhag has one Drungkhag of Lingzhi looks after the three Gewogs of Soe, Lingzhi and Naro.  The Dzonghag has 40 chiwogs, 191 villages comprising 2,053 households. It has a population of 24,185 as per the Population and Housing Census of Bhutan 2017 with 13,526 male and 10,659 female.  The projected population of the Dzongkhag for the year 2015 is 116,012 which comprises 62,365 male and 53,647 female.


The Dzongkhag administration has 8 Gups, 8 Mangmis, 8 Gewog Administrative Officers, 39 Tshogpas,  16 Dzongkhag Tshogdu members and 55 Gewog Tshogdu Members

The Dzongkhag has a total road network of 301.557 km, which includes 53.000 km of the national highway that connects Thimphu, Chuzom and Dochula.

The Dzongkhag has 603 civil servants in 2019, which is a sharp increase of about 18.9% from the 507 civil servants in 2018.