Thimphu also spelt as Thimbu is the capital city of Bhutan. It is the largest city in the country. The city stretches in a north-south direction on the west bank of the valley formed by the Raidāk River. Bhutan shares the 699km border with India.
- According to the census of 31 May 2005, the population of the city was approximately 79,185
- 1,843 square kilometres is the are occupied by the city.
- It is the political and economic centre of Bhutan.
- Agriculture and livestock contribute the major part of the economy.
- Tshechu is an auspicious festival when mask dances, popularly known as Cham dances, are performed in the courtyards of the Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu.