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Lingzhi Geog

Lingzhi Gewog is the remotest gewog in the dzongkhag. Lingzhi along with Soe and Naro Gewogs fall under the administrative jurisdiction of the Lingzhi Drungkhag. Lingzhi has nine main villages with 76 households. The whole gewog falls under Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National park. As the gewog is in the alpine region, there is little agricultural farming and yak rearing is the main economic activity and source of livelihood for the people. Yak constitute over 90% of the total livestock population in the gewog. Livestock rearing practices such as seasonal migration with livestock along with the remoteness of the gewog makes it difficult as well as expensive for the effective delivery of services. In terms of access and communication, the gewog is connected only by a mule track to Paro, and to Dodena at the end of Thimphu valley. There are a few wooden bridges connecting villages in Lingzhi to other villages in the Drungkhag. Government development institutions such as a primary school, a BHU, a LEC, and a CMO provide services in the gewog. Lingzhi Gewog comprises of a land area of about 386 sq. km and has elevation ranging from 3,445 meters to 6,782 meters above sea level. Native pastureland dominate the landuse in the gewog


 
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