Bhutan

Census Results


1969-11-11 1,034,774
2005-05-30 672,425

General Information


Official name the Kingdom of Bhutan
Official name [native] འབྲུག་གྷལ་ཁབ [Druk Gyalkhap] «Dzongkha»
Capital Thimphu
Capital [native] ཐིམ་ཕུ [Thimphu] «Dzongkha»
Region South-central Asia
ISO code BT
Statistical agency National Statistics Bureau

Name in Chinese 不丹王国
Name in Arabic مملكة بوتان
Name in Spanish el Reino de Bhután
Name in Russian Королевство Бутан
Name in French le Royaume du Bhoutan

Administrative units

Dzongkhagcapitalarea (sq.km.)population
2005-05-30
census
population
2013
projection
BumthangJakar2,66716,11618,412
ChhukhaPhuentsholing1,88074,38785,608
DaganaDagana1,71318,22226,553
Gasa..2,9513,1163,580
HaaHa1,90511,64813,147
LhuentseLhuentse2,85115,39517,200
MonggarMonggar1,94037,06942,843
ParoParo1,28736,43341,852
Pema GatshelPema Gatshel1,02213,86424,646
PunakhaPunakha1,11017,71526,981
Samdrup JongkharSamdrup1,87739,96139,405
SamtseSamtse1,25660,10068,579
SarpangGeylegphug1,65541,54943,915
ThimphuThimphu1,79298,676111,305
TrashigangTrashigang2,19851,13454,768
Trashi Yangtse..1,44717,74020,266
TrongsaTrongsa1,81413,41915,502
TsirangDamphu63818,66721,209
Wangdue PhodrangWangdue3,97731,13536,279
ZhemgangZhemgang2,41618,63620,956
total 38,394672,425733,004
source: NSB.
note: The total of 672,425 is based upon 634,982 people placed in the several dzhongkhags and a floating population of 37,443.
note: above area data reflects about what it will be, but there are too many small differences published all over the site of the NSB.

Expanded administrative units

Dzongkhag
Gewog
capitalarea (sq.km.)population
2005-05-30
census
population
2013
projection
BumthangJakar2,66716,11618,412
Chhoekhor 1,5308,756 
Chhumey 4013,591 
Tang 5201,816 
Ura 2661,953 
ChhukhaPhuentsholing1,88074,38785,608
Bjachho 141  
Bongo 396  
Chapchha 113  
Darla 140  
Dungna 165  
Gelling 247  
Getena 214  
Lokchina 70  
Metakha 100  
Phuentsholing 140  
Sampheling 73  
DaganaDagana1,71318,22226,553
Deorali    
Dorona    
Drujeygang    
Gaserling    
Goshi    
Kana    
Khebisa    
Laja    
Lhamoizingkha    
Ninchula    
Trashiding    
Tsendagang    
Tseza    
Tshangkha    
Gasa..2,9513,1163,580
Khame    
Khatoe    
Laya    
Lunana    
HaaHa1,90511,64813,147
Bjee 802  
Eusu 68  
Gakiling    
Katsho 42  
Samar 362  
Sombaykha 433  
LhuentseLhuentse2,85115,39517,200
Gangzur 536  
Jarrey 136  
Khoma 652  
Kurtoe 1,074  
Menbi    
Metsho 217  
Minjey 138  
Tsenkhar 130  
MonggarMonggar1,94037,06942,843
Balam 27  
Chali 42  
Chaskhar 53  
Drametse 79  
Drepong 51  
Gongdue 187  
Jurmey 55  
Khengkhar 100  
Mongar 77  
Narang    
Ngatshang 71  
Saling 462  
Shemung 302  
Silambi 289  
Thangrong 69  
Tsakaling 72  
Tsamang 144  
ParoParo1,28736,43341,852
Dogar 106  
Dopshari 37  
Doteng 193  
Hungrel 4  
Lamgong 49  
Lungnyi 60  
Naja 152  
Shaba 76  
Tsento 575  
Wangchang 34  
Pema GatshelPema Gatshel1,02213,86424,646
Chhokhorling 145  
Chimung 53  
Chongshing 31  
Dechenling 137  
Dungmin 109  
Khar 136  
Nanong 81  
Norbugang    
Shumar 92  
Yurung 28  
Zobel 63  
PunakhaPunakha1,11017,71526,981
Barp    
Chhubu    
Dzomi    
Goenshari    
Guma    
Kabjisa    
Lingmukha    
Shenga Bjimi    
Talo    
Toep    
Toewang    
Khuru    
Samdrup JongkharSamdrup1,87739,96139,405
Dewathang    
Gomdar    
Langchenphu    
Lauri    
Martshalla    
Orong    
Pemathang    
Phuntshothang    
Samrang    
Serthi    
Wangphu    
SamtseSamtse1,25660,10068,579
Bara    
Biru    
Chargharey    
Chengmari    
Denchukha    
Dorokha    
Dungtoe    
Lahireni    
Pagli    
Samtse    
Sipsu    
Tading    
Tendu    
Ugyentse    
Yoeseltse    
SarpangGeylegphug1,65541,54943,915
Bhur    
Chuzagang    
Dekiling    
Doban    
Gelephu    
Hilley    
Jigmichhoeling    
Senge    
Sershong    
Shompangkha    
Taklai    
Umling    
ThimphuThimphu1,79298,676111,305
Chang 194  
Dagala 85  
Geney 144  
Kawang 308  
Lingzhi 386  
Mewang 128  
Naro 277  
TrashigangTrashigang2,19851,13454,768
Bartsham    
Bidung    
Kanglung    
Kangpara    
Khaling    
Lumang    
Merak    
Phongmey    
Radhi    
Sakten    
Samkhar    
Shongphu    
Thrimshing    
Uzorong    
Yangneer    
Trashi Yangtse..1,44717,74020,266
Bumdeling    
Jamkhar    
Khamdang    
Ramjar    
Toetsho    
Tomzhangtshen    
Yallang    
Yangtse    
TrongsaTrongsa1,81413,41915,502
Drakteng    
Korphu    
Langthil    
Nubi    
Tangsibji    
TsirangDamphu63818,66721,209
Barshong 21  
Beteni 171  
Dunglagang 48  
Goseling 10  
Kikhorthang 18  
Mendrelgang 15  
Patala 138  
Phuentenchhu 137  
Rangthangling 25  
Semjong 15  
Tsholingkhar 14  
Tsirangtoe 30  
Wangdue PhodrangWangdue3,97731,13536,279
Athang    
Bjena    
Daga    
Dangchu    
Gangtey    
Gasetshog Gom    
Gasetshog Wom    
Kazhi    
Nahi    
Nyisho    
Phangyul    
Phobjikha    
Rubeisa (Ruepisa)    
Sephu    
Thedtsho    
ZhemgangZhemgang2,41618,63620,956
Bardho    
Bjoka    
Goshing    
Nangkhor    
Ngangla    
Phangkhar    
Shingkhar    
Trong    
total 38,394672,425733,004
source: NSB.
note: The total of 672,425 is based upon 634,982 people placed in the several dzhongkhags and a floating population of 37,443.
note: above area data reflects about what it will be, but there are too many small differences published all over the site of the NSB.

Main cities

namepopulation
2005-05-30
census
Thimphu42,465
Phuentsholing11,169
source: "Book of the Year 2000", Encyclopedia Britannica.