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Table 1 Basic statistic and livestock population of Merak and Sakteng gewogs

From: Good fences are key to sustainable pasture management and harmonious pastoral society of Merak and Sakteng in Bhutan

Category Merak Sakteng
Gewog (village block) area (km2) 867.7 910.9
Households (number) 280 386
Population (inhabitants) 2,160 2,313
Tsamdro area (hectares) 16503.282833 ha 17320.1650834 ha
Livestock (number)
 Yak 2,963 4,002
 Dzo-dzom 4,553 4,179
 Cattle 4,547 1,671
 Equine 733 1,138
 Sheep 1,851 1,196
 Goat 72 98
Total livestock 14,719 12,284
  1. Source: Livestock Statistic (DoL 2016)