Sikkim

Capital

-

Region

NE

Total Area

0 sq. km.


Quick Facts

Date Of Establishment

1975-05-16

Pin Prefix

737

Population(Male)

323070

Population(Female)

287507

Literacy Rate(Male)

86.55

Literacy Rate(Female)

75.61


About State

Sikkim is a state in northeastern India. It borders Tibet in the north and northeast, Bhutan in the east, Nepal in the west, and West Bengal in the south. Sikkim is also located close to India's Siliguri Corridor near Bangladesh. Sikkim is the least populous and second smallest among the Indian states. A part of the Eastern Himalaya, Sikkim is notable for its biodiversity, including alpine and subtropical climates, as well as being a host to Kangchenjunga, the highest peak in India and third highest on Earth. Sikkim's capital and largest city are Gangtok. Almost 35% of the state is covered by the Khangchendzonga National Park.