Wangchang

CHAPTER I: GEWOG PROFILE

I.          Back ground

Description of Gewog

The Gewog administration is located just opposite to Paro College of Education,Paro and  has a total area of 34.2 Sq.Kms of which 6377.50 acres are covered by forest and it has an elevation ranging from 2,200 to 2,340 meters above the sea level. The gewog lies in the center of the Dzongkhag. The gewog shares its boundary with Dopshari and Hungrel gewog in the Northeast and East, in the North it shares with lamgong gewog, in the South with Lungnyi and Shaba gewogs and in the West with Lamgong  gewog.Wangchang gewog has a plain area with agricultural land use dominated by wetland followed by dry land cultivation. In the wetland they mostly grow paddy and wheat, in the dry lands are mainly apple orchards. The gewog is considered as one of the prosperous gewogs because of its proximity to the National High Way and farm road accessibility to all five chiwogs and villages

 

II.        Statistics

1)

Area

34.2 sq.kms    

2)

Altitude Range

2200 to 2340 meters

3)

Forest Coverage

6377.50 acres

4)

Number of Chiwogs

5

5)

Number of Households

658

6)

Population                                          

3311

7)

Male

1666

8)

Female

1645

9)

Special Needs

34

 

III.        Facilities

 

Facility

Number

Description (Distance from Gewog Office, Year of establishment, etc.)

Remarks

1)

Gewog Office

1

2007

 

2)

RNR Extension

1

2010

 

3)

School

5

 

3 pvt school (YoezerlingHS,Yoezerling PS&Tshenden PS)

4)

Community Center

1

Near Gewog office

 

5)

Irrigation Canal

12km

NA

 

6)

Farm Road

43.6km

NA

 

7)

Number of Villages electrified

100 percent

NA

 

8)

Number of household electrified

100 percent

NA

 

10)

Number of household with RWSS

323hhs

NA

 

                                   

IV.        TYPE OF LAND USE

 

Type of Land use                  

Acres

1)

Dry land                                 

           

182.84 Acres  

2)

Wet land                                

500.82 Acres

3)

Orchard

246.12

4)

Kitchen Garden

25.30

5)

Other built up& forest coverage

4146.81

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

Name

Designation

Contact no

 

Kuenzang Rinzin

Gup

17602725

Passang

Mangmi

17612620

Phub Dem

Tshogpa(Chamedthangka-Khangkhu)

17580226

Kencho

Tshogpa(Gaptey-Olathang)

17905166

Phuntsho

Tshogpa(Nakha-Mendi)

17392513

Tshering Penjore

Tshogpa(Namkar-Dungkar)

17606039

Dolay

Tshogpa(Chang-Jangtena)

17893006

Karma Tenzin

GAO

17551028

Tshering Lhamo

Accountant

77618192

Gem Dorji

Agriculture

17743529

ChetenGyeltshen

Livestock

17645698

Tsheten Lhamo

Gedrung

17955703

Tshewang Nidup

Forestry

17746074

 

 

Institutions

No institutions in this Gewog.

Staff

No staff in this Gewog.

Tourism

No tourist destinations in this Gewog.