Samdrup Jongkhar (altitude 280m)

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Located in south eastern part of Bhutan, Samdrup Jongkhar has its border with Trashigang to the north, Pemagatshel to the west and Indian state of Assam to its south. Being an important gateway to the eastern region of Bhutan, the major portion of Samdrup Jongkhar district falls within subtropical belt and the area is bulk producer of hardwoods like teak, sal and sisoo. The district houses two major ethnic groups – the ‘Tshangla’ and the ‘Lhotshampa’  both thriving with different culture and traditions. The region is also predominantly agrarian society and people grow here maize, rice, oranges, chillies. The road from Trashigang to Samdrup Jongkhar was completed in 1960s and it enables the eastern half of the country to access and benefit from trade with the south as well as across the Indian border.