Tsirang Dzongkhag, encompassing a total area of 638.8 Sq.Km with an altitude ranging from 400-3600 meters above the sea level, has twelve Gewogs, namely Barshong, Patshaling, Doonglagang, Gosaling, kilkorthang, Mendrelgang, Sergithang, Phuentenchu, Rangthangling, Semjong, Tsholingkhar and Tsirangtoe. It is located along the Wangdue Phodrang – Sarpang National High way, making it easy access to business opportunities. The name Tsirang indeed has its origin from a historical place called Tsi-Dzong.
The walls of the ruins of Dzong can still be seen about 20 km from Dzongkhag headquarter in Tsirang toe gewog. Tsi in Bhutanese context is the calculation, in the past when people used to pay tax to the government, people of Tsirang come all together to Tsi- Dzong to calculate their tax items.
As per the PHCB 2017, Tsirang has 5,063 households and a total population of 22,376 out of which, 17,571 (87.6%) live in the rural areas. The population of Tsirang Dzongkhag in 2005 was 18,667.
A favorable terrain condition coupled with easy road accessibility has brought manifold changes in the socio-economic development of Tsirang. It is also considered as one of the prosperous Dzongkhags in the country. The best time to visit the Dzongkhag would be in the winter season. The villages become live and active combined with marriage ceremonies and mandarin cultivation.
The main source of income for the people of Tsirang are from citrus, poultry products, livestock farms, and more recently the organic-farming has become very popular with suitable climate and through the initiatives of RNR sectors. Among other products mandarin, egg, butter, cheese, ginger, beef, chicken, local rice, banana and pears are most popular and bountifully produced products.
All the Gewogs are connected with electricity, Mobile services and road network and community information centres, changing the lifestyles of rural people, which may have very good impact on rural urban migration. Beside, rural development, District administration has taken a further step in developing urban areas as well, currently we have a spacious public parking, a strict measures has been adopted to keep the Dzongkhag headquarter town clean. The other initiatives taken are the construction of park, Jarung Khashor Stupa, Artificial football turf, badminton court, which will in fact have a lot of recreational facilities for all age group of people.
Indeed, the Dzongkhag is moving in line with its Vision,”An Economically Vibrant, Culturally Rich, Organic Dzongkhag with Peaceful and Knowledgeable Society Co-existing in Perpetual Harmony with the Pristine Environment‘‘.
Reviewing the vision frequently during the sectors coordiantion meetings, the Dzongkhag administration under the farsighted leadership of Dasho Dzongdag, Pema, is looking beyond the tangible developments to the other unseen areas like traditional and cultural values to be promoted and preserved. He beleives in wisdoms of mass and decisions are always made based on the collective views of every stakeholders. The unique administrative function lead by Dasho Dzongdag and Dasho Dzongrab is leading both the civil servant and public of Tsirang towards harmonious society, thereby moving inline with the national's vision of Gross National Happiness.
*** Viewers/users are requested to note that the figures may not be correct as we are under the process of feeding the data from gewogs. The aggregated figures of gewogs will form the correct figure at dzongkhag level. We will notify after all the information are consistent.
- Total Area (sq. KM): 633.610
- Altitude Range (M): 400 - 3600
- Total Population (Male):16,379
- Total Population (Female):15,673
- Total Gewog:12
- Total Gewog Center Road (KM):177.800
- Total Farm Road (KM):334.835
- Total Communication Coverage (%):1178.110
- Total Poverty Rate (%):72.600
- Total Gungtong:252
- Total Household:4,201
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Name: Gem Tshering
Designation: District Statistical Officer
Contact No: 17654458