Western Bhutan is a region in Bhutan. The predominant ethnic group in Western Bhutan are Ngalops, who are generally followers of the Kagyu tradition of Buddhism and tend to be taller than people in other parts of the country.
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Thimphu is the capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan, and with a population of around 80,000 is the nation's largest city.
Paro is a town in the south west of Bhutan. Paro is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area.
Punakha, a former capital of Bhutan, is located in the west of the country.
Gedu is a town in Chhukha district. Originally developed to accommodate people working on the local hydroelectric plant, the town is now home to a small college.
Jigme Dorji National Park is in north western Bhutan. With over 4,300 sq km, this is Bhutan's largest national park, and covers the entire district of Gasa and the western areas of Thimphu and Paro districts.
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