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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.
Phuentsholing, the second largest town in Bhutan, is on the Indian border, next to the town of Jaigaon.
Paro is a town in in the south west of Bhutan. Paro is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area.
In Western Bhutan
Punakha, a former capital of Bhutan, is located in the west of the country. Punakha was the capital of Bhutan until the 1960's, and still retains the serene atmosphere of a place with a regal past.
Wangdue Phodrang is a town in Western Bhutan. It is the administrative head of of Wangdue Phodrang district.
Kuruthang is a city in Punakha district located a few kilometers from Punakha. Kuruthang is totally devoid of charm and is a monument to brutish concrete architecture.
Tsimasham is in Chukha district. Tsimasham is the headquarters of Chukka district and is located on the main Thimphu to Phuentsholing highway.
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.
Chukha is a town in Chukha district. Chhukha is a new town based around a hydroelectric plant.
Toorsa Strict Nature Reserve is located between Haa district and Samtse district in western Bhutan.
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