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Sikkim is the second smallest state of India. This landlocked state is least populated and has Gangtok as its capital. The world's third highest peak, Kanchenjunga, is located here. The state has twenty-eight mountain peaks, twenty-one glaciers, 227 high altitude lakes, five hot springs, and over 100 rivers and streams, including the famous Teesta, which is also called "lifeline of Sikkim". Sikkim's economy is mainly agrarian.

It produce crops of rice, cardamom, oranges, apples and tea. It is also a mineral rich state and have mines of copper, dolomite, limestone, graphite, mica, iron, and coal. The state also has a vast tourism potential. There are many hotels and guest houses to cater to the flourishing tourism industry. Apart from the major contribution from tourism, the service sector also boasts of its real estate.

Sikkim State Information

Date of formation16. May. 1975
GovernorShriniwas Dadasaheb Patil
Chief MinisterPawan Chamling
Tourist attractionsTusklakhang, Namgyal, Deer Park, Orchid Sanctuary, Khabelstok
FestivalsKanchendzonga, Lossong
Major dance and music formsKhanchendzonga, Kali Topi Hat
Arts and craftsThangkas or religious scroll paintings depict scenes from Buddha's life; sand mandala; hand-knotted carpets.
LanguagesLepcha, Bhutia, Limbu, Nepali, Hindi
Size7,096 sq. km
Population (Census 2011)610,577
RiversTeesta, Rangit
Forests and wildlife sanctuariesKanchendzonga NP, Fambong La WS
State animalRed panda
State birdBlood pheasant
State flowerRhododendron
State treeNobile orchid
Major cropsMaize, paddy, wheat, barley
FactoidsThe highly endangered red panda is found in Sikkim.
Sikkim has around 200 monasteries or Gompas where red-robed lamas chant to drums, horns and trumpets.
No. of District 4

Last Updated on : September 24, 2014

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