- a city in and the capital of Bhutan, in the W part.
Also Thim·bu [tim-boo] /tɪmˈbu/.
- a kingdom in the Himalayas, NE of India: foreign affairs under Indian jurisdiction. About 19,300 sq. mi. (50,000 sq. km). Capital: Thimphu.
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Examples from the Web for thimphu
Reed moved to Bhutan when Thimphu was a quaint town of 30,000.Can Traditional Bhutan Survive Tourism?
August 17, 2014
The hills were alive with the sound of music and literature this week in the mountain-rimmed Himalayan capital of Thimphu, Bhutan.Bhutan Celebrates Third Annual Literary Festival, Mountain Echoes
Karma Singye Dorji
May 29, 2012
- a kingdom in central Asia: disputed by Tibet, China, India, and Britain since the 18th century but most closely connected with India; contains inaccessible stretches of the E Himalayas in the north. Official language: Dzongka; Nepali is also spoken. Official religion: Mahayana Buddhist. Currencies: ngultrum and Indian rupee. Capital: Thimbu. Pop: 725 296 (2013 est). Area: about 46 600 sq km (18 000 sq miles)
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