20 Important Facts About the Indian State Sikkim

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20 Important Facts About the Indian State Sikkim: Sikkim is located in northern India. Its capital is Gangtok. Its largest city is Gangtok. English, Nepali, Sikkimese, and Lepcha are the official languages of Sikkim. Here are the list of 20 important facts about the Indian state Sikkim.

20 Important Facts About the Indian State Sikkim

1. Sikkim is a state in northern India. It is a landlock state.

2. Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim. It is also the largest city of Sikkim.

3. Sikkim shares its borders with Nepal to the west, Bhutan to the east, China to the north, and West Bengal to the south.

4. Sikkim is the least populous state in India. It is also second smallest state in India by area.

5. Kanchenjunga is the highest peak in India and third highest on the Earth. It is located in Sikkim.

6. Sikkim became the 22nd Indian state in 1975. Sikkim state day is celebrated on 16 May.

7. The official languages of Sikkim are English, Nepali, Sikkimese, and Lepcha.

8. The economy of Sikkim is largely dependent on agriculture and tourism.

9. Sikkim is the only state in India with an ethnic Nepalese majority.

10. The Nathula Pass is a major trade route between India and China.

11. The Lepchas are considered to be the earliest inhabitants of Sikkim.

12. There are 6 districts in Sikkim: Gangtok, Mangan, Namchi, Pakyong, Geyzing, and Soreng.

13. Sikkim has been declares as the first fully organic state in India.

14. The Kanchenjunga National Park is located in Sikkim. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

15. Gurudongmar Lake is situated in North Sikkim. It is one of the highest lakes in the world.

16. Yumthang, Taram, Ralong, Borong, and Yume Samdon are some popular hot springs of Sikkim.

17. The red panda is the state animal of Sikkim.

18. The blood pheasant is the state bird of Sikkim.

19. The Dendrobium nobile is the state flower of Sikkim.

20. Rhododendron niveum is the state tree of Sikkim.

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