Tsirang_Bhutan

TSIRANG
Tsirang district is located in the south-central part of the country, and shares its borders with Sarpang, Wangduephodrang, Dagana and Chhukha. It covers an area of 638.3 sq kms, with altitude ranging from 400 to 2,000 meters above sea level.
Approximately 60% of the land is under forest cover comprising mainly of broad leaf and chirpine species while thye rest is under agricultural cultivation. The district is administratively divided into 12 blocks comprising 96 villages, 65 chiwogs and 2,714 households.
Ethnically, the people of Tsirang are primarily Lhotshampa settlers. Newer settlers include the various other ethnic groups of Bhutan, who have established roots in the region following government tenures, resettlements, and private endeavors. The Lhotshampa people mostly practice Hinduism with some Buddhist tribes such as the Tamangs and Sherpas mixed

The landscape of Tsirang is very scenic and the climate is suitable for a wide range of agricultural endeavors. The Sunkosh River cuts through the region and the rolling hills and mountains provide some truly spectacular vistas.
The district has great potential for a diverse range of agro-ecological cultivation including many different cereals and fruits. Paddy, maize and millet are the major crops grown today while orange, cardamom and vegetables are the principal cash crops. Livestock rearing is also an important economic activity, contributing to both subsistence consumption and income generation. With the Wangdue-Sarpang highway passing through the district and a good internal road as well a mule track network, most of the villages in the district are well connected. It falls on the south-central national highway from where farm and feeder roads spread out to various parts of the district.

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