1. An exemplary Thromde (Municipality) in the region that is culturally vibrant, progressive, safe and livable.


  1. To provide affordable, equitable, efficient municipal services and facilities.
  2. To promote Bhutanese socio-culture, economy, environmental image and financial sustainability of the Thromde.


  1. To improve livability, safety and sustainability of human settlements 
  2. To improve quality of education & skills
  3. To enhance health and nutrition of Thromde residents
  4. To create gainful employment and enhance local economy
  5. To promote gender equality and empower women and girls
  6. Carbon neutral, climate and disaster-resilient development enhanced
  7. To enhance transparent, effective and efficient public service delivery
  8. To strengthen democracy & decentralization
  9. To preserve and promote culture & traditions


Thimphu; the capital city of Bhutan is located in the Central West region of Bhutan along the Wang Chhu (River). It is the largest city in the country located at an altitudinal range between 2,248 m (7,375 ft) and 2,648 m (8,688 ft). Thimphu Thromde falls within the Thimphu Dzongkhag (District) and covers an area of 26 extending from Dechencholing in the North till Babesa in the South. It is the political and economic centre of Bhutan and contributes to 45% of the country's GNP.

The growth of the city started after the ascension of the 4th King to the golden throne following which international organisations like the UN, Indian Embassy and SDC etc. were established. Prior to the 1980's, Thimphu Thromde comprised the villages of Changzamtog, Changidaphu, Chang Khorlo, Changangkha, Kawang Gumji, Kawang Tsenjo, Damdajo and Hejo under Chang and Kawang Gewogs of Thimphu Dzongkhag. It later extended to include Upper Mothithang and Upper Changidaphu. later, in the 1990s, the boundary was further extended to include Babesa, Wangchutaba and Serbithang in the South and Jungshina, Taba and Dechencholing in the North. 

The city's developmend in guided by the Thimphu Structure Plan (2002-2027); a grand vision to guide the growth of the capital in a planned manner. This has been at the heart of Thromde's responsibilities in the past two decades. This development is ongoing with financial assistance from the World Bank and Asian Development Bank.