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Sikkim

Sikkim is located on the North Easter part of India. It is the second smallest state and least populated state of India. The world's third highest peak, Kanchenjunga is located in Sikkim. Sikkim shares its boundary with Nepal to the west, Bhutan to the east, China to the north and east, and West Bengal in the south. It is the only Indian state which is connected with India through a single border. The state is merged with India on 16thSikkim May, 1975.

Gangtok is the largest and capital city of Sikkim. The state has only 4 districts with total area of 7,096 square km. Total population in the state is more than 6 lakhs according to 2011 census. The density in the state is 86 square km. Teesta is the main river in the state. Literacy rate in the state is 76.6 %.Sikkim has 11 official languages: Nepali (which is its lingua franca), Sikkimese, Lepcha, Tamang, Limbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung, Magar, Sunwar and English. Hinduism has been the state's major religion. The state economy mainly depends on agriculture. Tusklakhang, Namgyal, Solophok Chardham, Orchid Sanctuary, Changu Lake, Yumthang Velley are the major tourist attraction in the state. Kanchendzonga, Lossong are the major festival celebrated in Sikkim.

 

 




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