Western Bhutan

Western Bhutan is a region in . 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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is the capital of the Kingdom of , and with a population of around 100,000 is the nation's largest city.

is a town in the south west of . is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area.

, the second largest town in , is on the border, next to the town of .


, a former capital of , is in the west of the country.

is a town in . It is the administrative head of Wangdue Phodrang district.

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.

is a city in Punakha district located a few kilometers from .

is in Chukha district. is the headquarters of Chukka district and is located on the main to highway.

Western Bhutan

  • Location: , ,
  • Latitude of center: 27.36° or 27° 21' 36" north
  • Longitude of center: 89.57° or 89° 34' 12" east

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