State Sikkim at a Glance

State

Sikkim

State Map
Capital Gangtok
Date of Formation 16 May 1975
Chief Minister Present Chief Minister – Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Golay)

List of Chief Ministers of Sikkim

First Chief Minister – Kazi Lhendup Dorjee

Governor Present Governor – Shri Ganga Prasad

List of Governors of Sikkim

First Governor – Bipen Bihari Lal

Seat of High Court Sikkim High Court (Gangtok)

List of Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court

Members of Rajya Sabha Total number of Seats – 01

1. Shri Hishey Lachungpa, Sikkim Democratic Front

Members of Parliment (MP Seats) Total number of Seats – 01

MP Constituencies

Updates as per 2019 Election

1. Sikkim Present MP Subba, Shri Indra Hang (Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM))

MLA Seats Total number of Seats – 32

MLA Constituencies

Updates as per 2019 Election

1. Yoksam-Tashiding Present MLA Sangay Lepcha
2. Yangthang Present MLA Shri. Bhim Hang Limboo.
3. Maneybung-Dentam Present MLA Shri Narendra Kumar Subba.
4. Gyalshing-Barnyak Present MLA Shri. Loknath Sharma.
5. Rinchenpong Present MLA Shri Karma Sonam Lepcha.
6. Daramdin Present MLA Shri. Mingmanorbu Sherpa.
7. Soreong-Chakung Present MLA Shri. Aditya Golay
8. Salghari-Zoom  Present MLA Smt.Sunita Gajmer.
9. Barfung Present MLA Shri. Tashi Thendup Bhutia.
10. Poklok-Kamrang Present MLA Shri. Pawan Chamling
11. Namchi-Singhithang Present MLA Shri. Pawan Chamling.
12. Melli Present MLA Smt Farwanti Tamang.
13. Namthang-Rateypani Present MLA Shri Sanjit Kharel.
14. Temi-Namphing Present MLA Shri. Bedu Singh Panth.
15. Rangang-Yangang Present MLA Smt. Raj Kumari Thapa.
16. Tumen-Lingi Present MLA Shri.Ugyen T Gyatso Bhutia.
17. Khamdong-Singtam Present MLA Dr.Mani Kumar Sharma.
18. West Pendam Present MLA Shri.L.B. Das
19. Rhenock Present MLA Shri.Bishnu Kumar Sharma.
20. Chujachen Present MLA Shri.Krishna Bahadur Rai.
21. Gnathang-Machong Present MLA Shri. Dorjee Tshering Lepcha.
22. Namcheybung Present MLA Shri. Em Prasad Sharma
23. Shyari Present MLA Shri.Kunga Nima Lepcha.
24. Martam-Rumtek Present MLA Shri Dorjee Tshering Lepcha.
25. Upper Tadong Present MLA Shri. Gay Tshering Lepcha.
26. Arithang Present MLA Shri. Aun Kumar Upreti.
27. Gangtok Present MLA Shri.Kunga Nima Lepcha.
28. Upper Burtuk Present MLA Shri. Dilli Ram Thapa.
29. Kabi Lungchuk Present MLA Shri. Karma Loday Bhutia.
30. Djongu Present MLA Shri. Sonam Gyatso Lepcha
31. Lachen Mangan Present MLA Shri. Samdup Lepcha.
32. Sangha Present MLA Shri. Sonam Lama.

Number of District 04

Name of the Districts

East Sikkim
North Sikkim
South Sikkim
West Sikkim

Area 7,096 km2
Rank of state by Area 29th
Population(2011) 644,660
Literacy rate 82.6% (13th)
Types Of Religion Hinduism (57.8%), Buddhism (27.3%), Christianity (9.9%), Islam (1.4%), Others (3.7%)
Neighbouring States West Bengal
Neighbouring Countries China, Bhutan, Nepal
Main Language Nepali (62.6%)
Other Languages Sikkimese (Bhutia) (7.6%), Hindi (6.6%), Lepcha (6.5%), Limbu (6.3%), Sherpa (2.4%), Tamang (1.8%), Other (6.2%)
Biggest River Teesta
Number of River 103
Number Lake 534
Coastline – –
Number of Beaches – –
Number of Mountains 07 (Mt. Khangchendzonga, Mt. Kabru, Mt. Siniolchu, Mt. Thingchinkhang, Mt. Jopuno, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Rathong)
Agricultural land [Km2]  – –
Forest Land [Km2] 3392 Km2
Latitude 27.5330° N
Longitude 88.5122° E
City & Town Gangtok, Namchi, Gyals, Rangpo
Transport & Communication Road, Railway, Air
Airports 01 (Pakyong Airport)
International Airports – –
Major Ports – –
Length of National Highways 309.00 Km
Railway Length 0.00 Km
Major Tourist Places 1. Gangtok, 2. Yuksom, 3. Tsomgo Lake, 4. Nathula Pass, 5. Pelling, 6. Lachung, 7. Ravangla, 8. Rumtek Monastery, 9. Namchi, 10. Do-Drul Chorten, 11. Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden, 12. Zuluk, 13. Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, 14. Yumthang Valley, 15. Gurudongmar, 16. Nathu La Pass – Indo-China Border, 17.
Legislative Assembly Name The Sikkim State Assembly
Emblem
State Dance  – –
State Anthem Jahaan Bagcha Teesta
Cuisine Momo, Thukpa, Phagshapa, Sael Roti, Niguru with Churpi, Gundruk, Chang (Thomba), Dal bhat
State Animal Red Panda
State Bird Blood Pheasant
State Flower Noble dendrobium (Dendrobium nobile)
State Fruit  – –
State tree Rhododendron
Sport  – –
Number of National Park 01 (Khangchendzonga National Park)
Movie Industry Name  – –
Festivals 1. LOSOONG, 2. MAGHE SANKRANTI, 3. SAGA DAWA, 4. LOSAR FESTIVAL, 5. DASAIN, 6. TIHAR, 7. BHUMCHU AT TASHIDING, 8. PHANG LHABSOL, 9. TAMA LOCHAR, 10. TENDONG LHO RUM FAAT, 11. SONAM LOCHAR, 12. SAKELA (SAKEWA), 13. FLOWER FESTIVAL
Website sikkim.gov.in

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