East Sikkim District

Population: 281,293 (2011)

State: Sikkim

Language: Nepali

Headquarters: Gangtok


Date of formation: 1975

Area: 954 square kilometers

Density of population: 295 people per square kilometer

Literacy Rate: 84.67 % - Male: 89.22 %, Female: 79.41 %

Male Female Ratio: 1000:872


Boundaries of East Sikkim District


North: North Sikkim District, Sikkim

South: West Bengal

East: South Sikkim District, Sikkim

West: Nepal


East Sikkim District Average Rainfall: 2302.12 mm

East Sikkim District Average Temperature in Summer: 25.33 deg C

East Sikkim District Average Temperature in Winter: 13.90 deg C





Sub Divisions: Gangtok, Pakyong, Rongli

Assembly Constituencies: Kabi Longstock, Upper Burtuk, Tumen-Lingi, Gangtok, Shyari, Upper Tadong, Arithang, Martam-Rumtek, Shamdong-Singtam, Namcheybung, Gnathang-Machong, Namcheybung, Chujachen, Rhenock, West Pendam

Wildlife Sanctuaries: Barsey Rhododendron Wildlife Sanctuary, Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary, Kyongnosla Alpine Wildlife Sanctuary


East Sikkim District Nearby Attractions


1. Tsongmo Lake

2. Baba Mandir

3. Nathula Pass

4. Gangtok

5. Rumtek Monastery

6. Phodong Monastery

7. Aritar Lake

8. Menmecho Lake

9. Deer Park

10. Orchidarium

11. Saramsa Garden

12. Flower Exhibition

13. Tinjure Hills


East Sikkim District Facts: This district is highly sensitive due to cross-border tensions and so tourists are not allowed to all the places. Inner line permit is needed to get here. This is the most populous district in Sikkim.   


Educational Institutions: Karma Shri Nalanda Institute, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Harkamaya College of Education


What is East Sikkim District Famous For: Military activities


Famous People From East Sikkim District: Kazi Lhendup Dorjee, Mahananda Poudyal, Nakul Das Rai


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Last Updated : Friday Jun 15 , 2012


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