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Chhukha Dzongkhag is the gateway to Western and Central Bhutan from India and its sub-district, Phuentshogling, is situated in one of the busiest commercial centers. The bustling town of Phuentshogling is the point of entry for imports and exit for exports. Chhukha Dzongkhag, established in April 1987, has a population of 84,203 and covers 1882.38 sq. km. Elevation ranges from 160 to 4480 meters above sea level. A double-lane road connects it to the capital city, Thimphu, and regular local buses serve the area.

All the gewogs (administrative units) have access to farm roads and basic facilities such as drinking water, electricity, and mobile networks. The gewog offices were connected to the GovNet in 2016 and other government offices such as BHUs and schools were connected in the fiscal year of 2017-2018. The Chhukha Hydro Power Plant and Tala Hydro Power Plant are significant sources of national income. Pasakha is a thriving industrial town. The majority of the residents rely on livestock and subsistence agriculture, with paddy being the most cultivated crop. Mandarin, potato, and cardamom are the main cash crops in the area. Chhukha has one Thromde, one Drungkhag, and 11 gewogs.

Vision: To be a leading dzongkhag with a strong economy, cohesive society, rich culture, sound environment, and balanced development.
Mission: To create a favorable environment for diversified economic activities and promote the well-being of the people in the dzongkhag.

Dzongkhag Profile:
  • Geographical Area: 1882.38 sq. km
  • Population: 84,203 (2012 projected)
  • Male: 47,757
  • Female: 36,446
  • Household: 2,870
  • Drungkhag: Phuntsholing Drungkhag
  • Gewogs: Bjagchhog, Chapchha, Bongo, Darla, Doongna, Getena, Geling, Loggchina, Maedtabkha, Phuentshogling, and Samphelling.

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