Thimphu (/tɪmˈpuː/;Tibetan alphabet: ཐིམ་ཕུ[tʰimpʰu]), formerly spelled Thimbu, is the capital and largest city of Bhutan. It is situated in the western central part of Bhutan and the surrounding valley is one of Bhutan's dzongkhags, the Thimphu District. The city became the capital of Bhutan in 1961. As of 2011, it had a population of 91,000.
The city is spread out laterally in a north-south direction on the west bank of the valley formed by the Raidāk River, which is known as the Wang Chuu or Thimphu Chuu in Bhutan. Thimphu is spread over an altitudinal range between 2,248 metres (7,375ft) and 2,648 metres (8,688ft). Unusually for a capital city, Thimphu is not served by an airport, but relies on the Paro Airport connected by road some 54 kilometres (34mi) away.
Thimphu, as the political and economic center of Bhutan, has a dominant agricultural and livestock base, which contributes to 45% of the country's GNP. Tourism, though a contributor to the economy, is strictly regulated, maintaining a balance between the traditional, development and modernization. Thimphu contains most of the important political buildings in Bhutan, including the National Assembly of the newly formed parliamentary democracy and Dechencholing Palace, the official residence of the King, located to the north of the city. As a metropolis and capital city, Thimphu is coordinated by the "Thimphu Structure Plan", an Urban Development Plan which evolved in 1998 with the objective of protecting the fragile ecology of the valley. This development is ongoing with financial assistance from the World Bank and Asian Development Bank.
When the league began in August, the favourites were ThimphuWomen’s FC, TransportUnited Ladies FC, and the GelephuAcademyGirls considering their past records ... Ugyen Academy Women’s FC, RTC Women’s FC, Samtse Women’s FC, Thimphu Women’s FC, Gelephu Academy Girls, and Transport United Ladies FC.
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A truckload of sand from Wangdue is sold between Nu 28,000 and Nu 35,000 for 10m3 (cubic metre) in Thimphu... The remaining trucks must wait until today to transport sand to Thimphu ... A truckload of sand costs Nu 2,828.Transportation from the quarry site to Olakha costs Nu 11,110.
A wholesaler based in Thimphu said that whether the fuel prices go down or up, it does not make much difference because transporters stick to the same transportation cost since both parties have drawn a contract.
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The damage caused by landslides not only leads to loss of property but also poses risks to human lives and hampers transportation, cutting off communities from essential services. As of yesterday, residents in Thimphu were seen rushing off to fuel depots as they hear highways being blocked by landslides.����.
Lhakpa Quendren . Sarpang. A decade ago, the prospect of poultry farming drew many farmers to Sarpang, including SantoshSubba. His ambitions of achievement, however, were shortly dashed ... We are helpless,” he said ... Padam Lal Khatri in Lharing weekly transports 50 to 80 cartons of eggs to Thimphu each week and earns over Nu 25,000 in profit.