About District

An economically leading dzongkhag  with cohesive society, vibrant culture, sound environment and balanced development.
Provide conducive environment for diversified economic activities and for the well being of people in the dzongkhag.
Chhukha Dzongkhag is the point of entry into the western and central Bhutan from India. Its Drunkhag (sub divisional district), Phuntsholing is the commercial hub. The dzongkhag was established in April 1987 with a population of about 84,203. The Dzongkhag spans over an area of about 1882.38 sq.km. and is located at an elevation ranging ffrom 160 to 4480 meters above sea level. Chhukha is connected to the capital city, Thimphu with the double lane motor road and local transport buses plies every hour.
Farm roads have reached to almost every gewogs and similar is the case with other facilities like drinking water, electricity and mobile networks, etc. Phuntsholing, a mojor town is the entry point for imports as well the exit point for exports. The Dzongkhag has Chhukha Hydro Power Plant and the Tala Hydro Power Plant which are the key sources of national income. Pasakha is an industrial township.
Majority of the people depend on livestock and subsistence agricultural farming. Paddy is the major food crop. Mandarin, Potato and cardamom are the principal cash crops in the dzongkhag. Chhukha has one Thromde, one Drungkhag and 11 gewogs.
Dzongkhag ProfileGeographical area: 1882.38 Sq. Km
Population: 84,203 (2012 projected)
Male: 47757
Female: 36, 446
Household: 2,870
Drungkhag: Phuntsholing Drungkhag
Gewogs: Bjabcho, Chapcha, Bongo, Darla, Dungna, Getena, Geling, Lokchina, Metakha, Phuntsholing, and Sampheling