Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag, encompassing a total area of 4308 Sq.Kms with an altitude ranging from 800-5800 meters above sea level comprises of 15 Gewogs such as Athang,Bjena,Daga,Dangchu, Gangtey, Gasetsho Gom, Gasetsho Wom,kazhi,Nahi,Nyisho,Phangyul, Phobjikha,Rubeisa,Sephu and Thedtsho. It is bordered by Punakha in the north, Thimphu in the west, Trongsa in the east and Tshirang in the South.
According to PHCB 2016, Wangdue Phodrang has 1,462 households and a total population of 35,928 with 18,209 Males and 17,719 Females. The ratio of population is 103 per 100 Females.
70.28 percent of land area is covered by forest, which consists of both Broadleaf and Conifers. Phobjikha Gewog under Wangdue Dzongkhag is the winter roosting place for Black Necked Cranes . The adjoining Jigme Dorji wangchuk National Park extends into the northern part of the Dzongkhag and covers nearly 4 gewogs including Phobjikha and Gangtey Gewog.
Chuzhing (irrigated wetland) dominates the agricultural activity, followed by Kamzhing (dry land), mixed farming and few patches of Tseri (slash & burn) cultivation. Paddy fields are mostly along the Dangchu and Puna Tsang Chu, with double cropping of rices as an important agricultural feature.The lower valley towards the southern belt is best suited for sub-tropical horticulture crops such as oranges, mangoes, pineapples, guavas
The total road network of 1425.4 Kilometres which also includes 147.8 kilometres of National Highway with 263.9 Kilometres as Geog connectivity roads. The total farm road of 976.5 kilometres provides accessibility in all 15 geogs.
It has a total of 27 Schools, out of which 17 are Primary Schools, 1 Lower Secondary Schools, 1 Higher Secondary Schools, 4 Central School with a total of 4347 students and 281 teachers as of 2017. It also has 23 NFE Centres with 23 NFE Instructors.The Student to Teacher ratio is 23 : 01 respectively.
It has 2 hospitals including one located inside the Military Training Centre and 10 BHUs. There are 5 Doctors with 26 Nurses and 22 Health Assistants.
As of 2018, a total of 3994 households are electrified and all 15 gewogs have access to mobile services . However only 7 geogs have access to partial mobile connections.
Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag
- Total Area (sq. KM): 3855.302
- Altitude Range (M): 800-5800 metres above sea level
- Total Population (Male):16,254
- Total Population (Female):15,716
- Total Gewog:15
- Total Gewog Center Road (KM):171.700
- Total Farm Road (KM):667.200
- Total Communication Coverage (%):1462.000
- Total Poverty Rate (%):20.000
- Total Gungtong:46
- Total Household:4,378
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Dzongkhag Statistical Office,
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