Ha, Bhutan
Ha or Has is a town
A town is a human settlement larger than a village but smaller than a city. The size a settlement must be in order to be called a "town" varies considerably in different parts of the world, so that, for example, many American "small towns" seem to British people to be no more than villages, while...

 and seat of Haa District
Haa District
This page is about the area Haa. For information about the airships, please see high-altitude airship.Haa District is one of the 20 dzongkhag or districts comprising Bhutan. Per the 2005 census, the population of Haa dzongkhag was 11,648, making it the second least populated dzongkhag in Bhutan...

 in Bhutan
Bhutan , officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked state in South Asia, located at the eastern end of the Himalayas and bordered to the south, east and west by the Republic of India and to the north by the People's Republic of China...


Ha is situated in the west of the Sandalwood Kingdom near Sikkim
Sikkim is a landlocked Indian state nestled in the Himalayan mountains...

 in the Ha Valley. The major economic activity is rice production
Rice production in Bhutan
Rice production in Bhutan plays an important role in food supply in Bhutan and is cultivated largely for domestic consumption. The 2001 reported as little as 1% of rice grown in Bhutan as being of marketed, but a farmers survey indicated that around 15% is indeed marketed.In a country where 79% of...

. It contains two Buddhist temples.

Further reading

  • Tshewang, Lam Pema (2001)History of the Has (Ha) Valley in Journal of Bhutan Studies Volume 5, Winter 2001 p.50-56. Thimphu: Centre for Bhutan Studies
    Centre for Bhutan Studies
    The Centre for Bhutan Studies is a research institute located in Thimphu, Bhutan established in 1999 with the purpose of promoting research and scholarship on Bhutan.The President of the Centre is Dasho Karma Ura.-Periodical:...


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