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Sikkim . India

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Capital - Gangtok

No. of Districts - 4

Population - 610,577

Area - 7,096 sqkm

Pop. Density - 86/km2 (220/sq mi)

GDP - 0.222 lakh crore (US$3.1 billion)

Literacy Rate - 81.4%

Gender Ratio - 890

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Sikkim Districts (4)

East Sikkim

North Sikkim

South Sikkim

West Sikkim

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About - Sikkim

Here are some key facts about Sikkim:

  1. Location: Sikkim is a state in northeastern India, bordered by Bhutan to the east, Nepal to the west, and the Indian states of West Bengal to its south and Assam to its north and east.

  2. Capital: The capital of Sikkim is Gangtok, located in the eastern Himalayan range.

  3. Population: As of the latest available data, Sikkim has a population of around 670,000 people, making it one of the least populous states in India.

  4. Language: Nepali is the most widely spoken language in Sikkim, followed by Bhutia, Lepcha, Limbu, and English.

  5. Geography: Sikkim is known for its dramatic landscapes, with the Himalayas dominating much of its terrain. It is home to many glaciers, alpine meadows, and subtropical forests.

  6. Economy: Agriculture and tourism are the mainstays of Sikkim's economy. It is famous for its biodiversity and eco-tourism initiatives. Additionally, Sikkim is the only organic state in India, with a significant portion of its agricultural land being cultivated organically.

  7. Government: Sikkim became the 22nd state of India on May 16, 1975. It has its own legislative assembly and is represented by one seat in the Lok Sabha (the lower house of India's parliament) and one seat in the Rajya Sabha (the upper house).

  8. Culture: Sikkim is a diverse state with a rich cultural heritage influenced by its Nepali, Tibetan, and indigenous Lepcha communities. The state celebrates several festivals, including Losar (Tibetan New Year), Saga Dawa, and Dashain.

  9. Tourist Attractions: Some of the popular tourist destinations in Sikkim include Tsomgo Lake, Nathu La Pass, Rumtek Monastery, Yumthang Valley, Pelling, and the capital city of Gangtok.

  10. Flora and Fauna: Sikkim is renowned for its biodiversity, with a wide range of flora and fauna. It is home to several endangered species such as the red panda, snow leopard, and Himalayan musk deer.

These facts provide a glimpse into the geographical, cultural, and socio-economic aspects of Sikkim, highlighting its uniqueness among the Indian states.

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