Mongar, one of the six regions that form up eastern Bhutan borders Bumthang, Lhuentse, Pema Gatshel, and Trashigang. The region encloses a territory of 1,954 sq. km with altitudes varying from 400m to 4,000m and possesses a populace of about 38,000. The scenery is magnificent with stark cliffs gorges and thick pine woodlands. The locality is acknowledged for weavers, yarns and textiles deemed one of the choicest in the country.
The governor is the administrative head of the district in Eastern Bhutan. Perched on a hill, the old town area has been expanded extensively in recent years, making the town one of the region’s largest settlements. Dzongkhag is the fastest-developing dzongkhag in eastern Bhutan. Mongar is noted for its lemon grass, a plant that can be used to produce essential oil. It also has a hydropower plant on the Kuri Chhu river.