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Fact File

Fact File
Land
Area (sq.km): 38,394
Dzongkhags (districts): 20
Geogs(Blocks): 205
Currency: Ngultrum
National Language: Dzongkha
Capital: Thimphu
Population (2008-2009)
Population: 683,407
Male: 357,305
Female: 326,102
Age Composition (%) / Figure
0-14: 211,747
15-64: 439,045
65+ 32,615
Child dependency ratio: 48.2
Old age dependency ratio: 7.4
Population Density (person/sq.km): 17.8
Median Age(years): 23.0
Index of Aging: 15.4
Life Expectancy (2008-2009)
Male (years): 66.0
Female (years): 66.2
Total Fertility Rate: 5.6
Health (2008-2009)
Doctors: 171
Hospitals: 30
BHUs: 178
Indigenous Hospitals: 35
Safe Drinking Water (%): 83.2
Health Coverage (%): 90
Education (2008-2009)
Private Schools: 27
Community Schools: 269
Primary Schools: 96
Lower Secondary Schools: 91
Middle Secondary Schools: 46
Higher Secondary Schools: 39
Institutions: 23
Agriculture (2008-2009)
RNR Extension Centres: 136
Livestock Extension Centres: 42
Agriculture Extension Centres: 40
Agriculture Seed Production Farms: 11
Fram Mechanization Centres: 3
Veteriany Hospital: 20
Livestock Farms: 11
Industries (2008-2009)
Production & Manufacturing: 1,389
Services: 16,253
Contract: 10,431
All Sectors: 28,073
Transport & Communications (2008-2009)
All Roads (km): 5,363
Bridges: 265
Registered Vechiles: 40,659
Telephone Connections: 27,937
Postal Infrastructure: 127
Energy (2008-2009)
Towns Electrified: 71
Village Electrified: 1,934
Consumers (’000): 81.2
Electricity generated (MU): 6,564.2
Source: National Statstical Bureau (NSB)