Elevation: 293m

Population: 68,966

Climate: Humid Sub-tropical

This district has an altitude range of 200m to 3500m and is the industrial state of Bhutan with various manufacturing factories i.e. ferro-silicon, steel, cement, polymer, polythene, and beverages. The town of Phuntsholing is one of the three bordering towns with India and has a border gate through which visitors can enter by road. With limited attractions Phuntsholing serves as a border town gateway, normally just a one-night stop on-route. The drive from Phuntsholing to Thimphu is approximately 146kms and takes around 4hrs.