Sikkim


Capital:
Gangtok

Largest city:
Gangtok

No. Of districts:
4

Area:
7,096 sq.km (2,740 sq mi)

Language:
Nepali, Bhutia, Gurung, Lepcha, Limbu, Manggar,Newari, Sherpa, Sunwar,Tamang

Date of establishment:
16th May 1975

Population:
607,688

Literacy Rate:
82.2%

Population Density:
86/sq.km (220/sq mi)Forest

Area:
81% of the state area

Agriculture:
Crops such as Rice, maize, millet, wheat, barley,oranges, tea and cardamom aregrown here. Sikkim is the leading producer of cardamom in India

Industry:
Brewing, distilling, tanning and watches are the main industries. The state has also invested in a fledgling gambling industry, promoting both casinos and online gambling. The Playwin lottery has been a notable success in the state.

Neighbouring States:
The state is bordered by Nepal to the west, China’s Tibet Autonomous Region to the north and east, and Bhutan to the east. The Indian state of West Bengal lies to the south.

Art & Culture:

(a) Dances: Singhi Chham is a masked dance of Sikkim.
(b) Festivals: Diwali, Dussera, Maghe Sankranti, Bhimsen Puja, Losar, Loosong, Saga Dawa, Lhabab Duechen, Drupka Teshi, Bhumchu, Eid ul-Fitr,Muharram and Christmas are the major festivals celebrated in the state.

Tribes:
Bhutia, Lepcha, Limboo, Tamang

Animal:
Red panda (Ailurus fulgens)

Bird:
Blood pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus)