West Sikkim District

Population: 136,299 (2011)

State: Sikkim

Language: Nepali, Bengali

Headquarters: Gyalshing


Area: 1166 square kilometers

Density of population: 117 people per square kilometer

Literacy Rate: 78.69 % - Male: 84.86 %, Female: 72.12 %

Male Female Ratio: 1000:941


Boundaries of West Sikkim District


North: North Sikkim District, Sikkim

South: West Bengal

East: South Sikkim District, Sikkim

West: Nepal


West Sikkim District Average Rainfall: 2065.94 mm

West Sikkim District Average Temperature in Summer: 24.20 deg C

West Sikkim District Average Temperature in Winter: 12.22 deg C





Major Rivers: Rangeet River

Sub Divisions: Gyalshing, Soreng

Assembly Constituencies: Yuksom-Tashiding, Yangthang, Maneybung-Dentam, Gyalshing-Barnyak, Rinchenpong, Salghari-Zoom, Soreng-Chakung, Daramdin


West Sikkim District Nearby Attractions


1. Sanga-Choeling Monastery

2. Legship

3. Biksthang

4. Reshi Hot Springs

5. Soreng

6. Rinchenpong

7. Dudbi Monastery

8. Phamrong Waterfall


West Sikkim District Facts: The region gets uninterrupted power from many power projects situated here. It experiences frequent landslides making the roods poor. The region at high altitude is filled with rhododendron forests.           


Major Agricultural Products: Ginger, tomato, vegetables, paddy, cardamom


What is West Sikkim District Famous For: Trekking


West Sikkim District Pin Codes

Last Updated : Friday Jun 15 , 2012


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