Ura Gewog

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Ura Gewog

ཨུ་ར་རྒེད་འོག
Gewog
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Coordinates: 27°28′N90°54′E / 27.467°N 90.900°E / 27.467; 90.900 Coordinates: 27°28′N90°54′E / 27.467°N 90.900°E / 27.467; 90.900
CountryFlag of Bhutan.svg  Bhutan
District Bumthang District
Time zone UTC+6 (BTT)

Ura Gewog (Dzongkha : ཨུ་ར་རྒེད་འོག) is a gewog (village block) of Bumthang District, Bhutan. [1] Ura Gewog consists of ten major villages- Tangsibi, Shingnyeer, Shingkhar, Pangkhar, Somthrang, Beteng, Trabi, Tarshong, Toepa and Chari with total household of 301 and population of 2288, covering an area of around 265 sq. kilometer with some 82% of forest coverage. The Gewog is located in the southeastern part of Bumthang District, 48 km distance from Dzongkhag Offices. It is bordered by Chhokhor and Chhumig gewog to the west, Tang gewog to the north, Zhemgang and Mongar District to the south and Lhuentse District to the east. The altitude of the gewog is around 3100 meters above sea level. [2]

Grocery shop and community mail office in Ura, Bumthang district CMO Ura July 2008 529 450 kb.jpg
Grocery shop and community mail office in Ura, Bumthang district

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References

  1. "-". Royal Government of Bhutan. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  2. Bumthang Dzongkhag Administration information http://www.bumthang.gov.bt/?page_id=38