Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan and the largest city in the whole kingdom.The city is located in the heart of the Wang Valley and is the most happening place in the whole of the country. All the head offices of the various government ministries and agencies are located here. Hundreds of Buddhist temples, monasteries and stupas are found scattered atop rocky cliffs, on remote hillsides, on uneven enclosures and all the other possible regions indicating that in Bhutan, Buddhism is flourishing in its ever youthful state. The unique Bhutanese architecture is validated in all the buildings considering that it is one of the most striking features of the country, besides the rich cultural heritage and definitive symbols that embody Bhutan’s distinctive quality.
Thimphu has an area of about 1,819 sq.km with elevation ranging between 1,300 to over 7,300 meters above sea level. The dzongkhag has one drungkhag and 10 gewogs. Bapisa, Chang, Dagala, Genye, Kawang, Mewang and Toepisa gewogs fall directly under the Dzongkhag Administration while the three gewogs of Lingzhi, Naro, and Soe are under the Lingzhi Drungkhag Administration. People also cultivate wheat as a winter crop. The dry land owned by the people is used for orchard plantation and vegetable cultivation for commercial purposes.