The Mongar district of eastern Bhutan is one of six districts that make the eastern region of. The district covers an area of approximately 1954 sqkms and has a population of about 38,000 people. The region is renowned for its textiles and fabrics which are considered as the best in Bhutan. The monger district is also known as the ' Bastion of the Zhongarps'. The Zhongarps are some of the finest administrators that Bhutan have ever produced and the Zhongharps still continue to play an important role in shaping the nation. You can still see the ruins of the ZhongkarDzhong on the highway close to the town Lingmethang close to the town of Mongar. The majority of the regions 38,000 people belong to the Tshangala and Kurtoep tribe. They have their own distinct language called Tshangalakha and Kurtoepikha. The Kurtoesps are famous for their beautiful wood carving and are experts at extracting lemon grass oil.
The Dzhong at Mongar was built in 1953 by the Third king JigmeDorjiWanchuck and is home to the districts administrative and religious body. The Dzhong also plays host the annual tree day MongarTshechu and is popular with people form the neighboring districts.
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