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Punakha

or

Punaka

(both: po͝onŭ`kə), town (1997 est. pop. 1,000), traditional capital of Bhutan, NW Bhutan. Founded in 1577, it is a fortress town with an important Buddhist monastery. It is connected by road with Gangtok in Sikkim, India to the west and with the Indian border to the south. ThimphuThimphu
or Thimbu
, city (1997 est. pop. 45,000), capital and largest city of Bhutan, W Bhutan, on the Wang Chu. The Tashichoedzong, a fortress monastery dating from the 13th cent., has been the seat of Bhutan's government since 1952.
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 is the present administrative seat.

Punakha

 

a city in Bhutan. Punakha is situated in the Himalayas at an elevation greater than 1,575 m, where the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers form the Sankosh River. The city is the administrative center of the province of the same name. It formerly was the winter residence of the rulers of Bhutan. The population, numbering about 20,000 and consisting mainly of monks, increases significantly in the winter. Punakha originated as a fortress-monastery (dzong). The monks are involved in book printing and the production of paper, rugs, and religious objects but not to the extent that they formerly were. [21665–2]

Punakha

, Punaka
a town in W central Bhutan: a former capital of the country
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