|Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan|
Samdrup Jongkhar is a town and seat of Samdrup Jongkhar District in Bhutan.
The town is located at the south-eastern part of Bhutan and borders the Indian state of Assam. Though there is not a clear historical record of the development of the town, it is said to have developed as a result of the construction of the Samdrup Jongkhar-tashigang national Highway in the 1960s. In the past the Sharchops of Tashigang, Dundsan, Orong and yangtse used to trade in a small town called Gudama (current day mela bazaar). Today it is one of the most important trading towns for the eastern districts of Bhutan. Post-2003 militant flush out in the district and the ULFA and BODO militant problem, much of the business was halted, causing ripple effect on the developmental and socioeconomic life of the people of most of the eastern Bhutan people.
Samdrup Jonkhar Dzongkhag have a mix of population largely dominated by the Sharchops and by Lhotshampas in Bangtar.