Haa is characterized by a narrow north-south valley and is often known as “the Hidden-land rice valley”. Covering an area of 1,900 sq.km with altitude ranging from 800m to 5,600m, the dzongkhag has six gewogs (counties). Due to its rugged terrain, development is making slow progress in the dzongkhag. Only two percent of the land is arable. Main crops grown here comprise barley, wheat, millet, potatoes, chillies and apples.