Sikkim state map:

Sikkim state capital city is Gangtok. The total area of the state is 7,096 Km.Sq. According to recent census the total population of the state was 5,40,851 among them male population is 2,88,484 and female population is 2,52,367. Sex ratio of the state is 889 females per 1000 males and literacy rate is 82.2 %.

Sikkim state vehicle registration code is SK.

Chief Minister of the state is Pawan Kumar Chamling and Governor is Ganga Prasad.

Electricity board in Sikkim:

  • Energy & Power Department, Government of Sikkim

Electricity Tariff Slabs and Rates:

  • 1 to 50 units = Rs.1.1 per unit
  • 51 to 100 units = Rs.2.34 per unit
  • 101 to 200 units = Rs.3.65 per unit
  • 201 to 400 units = Rs.4.57 per unit
  • 401 and above units = Rs.4.93 per unit

Quick Facts:

State Sikkim
Meaning of Sikkim New Palace
Country India
Time Zone IST (UTC+05:30)
State Formation Day 16-May-75
Capital City Gangtok
People of the state called as Sikkimese
Area 7,096 Km.sq
Population 5,40,851
Male Population 2,88,484
Female Population 2,52,367
Females per 1000 Males 889
Literacy Rate 82.2 %
State Vehicle Registration Code SK
Languages English, Sikkimese, and Lepcha
No. of districts 4
Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling
Governor Ganga Prasad
Assembly Constituencies 32
Parliamentary Constituencies 1
State Animal Red panda
State Flower Noble orchid
State Bird Blood Pheasant
State Tree Rhododendron
Important Festivals of the state:

Bumchu, Drupka Teshi, International Flower Festival, Lhabab Duchen, Losoong Festival, Pang Lhabsol, Saga Dawa, Tendong Lho Rum Faat, Tihar Festival are the major festivals celebrated in Sikkim state.

Top tourist places in Sikkim:

Gurudongmar Lake, Tsomgo Lake (Gangtok), Yumesamdong (Zero Point), Yumthang Valley, Buddha Park, Char Dham (Namchi), Rumtek Monastery, Hanuman Tok, Baba Harbhajan Singh Memorial Temple, Ranka Monastery, Himalayan Zoological Park, Singshore Bridge, Kanchenjunga Falls, Temi Tea Garden, Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, Banjhakri Falls, Downtown Resto Bar, Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Khecheopalri Lake, Enchey Monastery, Rabdentse Ruins (Pelling), Teesta River (East Sikkim), Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve, Kupup Lake, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Ganesh Tok View Point, Pemayangtse Gompa, Gnathang Valley, Tashi View Point, Shiv Mandir are the major tourist attractions of the state.


Rice, Maize, Millet, barley, Wheat, Oranges, Tea, Cardamom are the major crops that are cultivated mostly in the state.

Important Rivers of the state:

Dharla River, Jaldhaka, Lachen, Lachung, Lhonak, Takchang, Rangeet, Rangit Dam, Rangpo chu, Rangpo, Ranikhola, Teesta are the major rivers that flow in Sikkim.

Sikkim Cuisine:

Dal bhat, Gya thuk or Thukpa, Momo, Phagshapa, Kinema, Bamboo shoot, Sael Roti, Niguru with Churpi, Gundruk, Chang (Thomba) are few of the many varieties of Sikkim.

List of Medical Collegs in Sikkim

  • Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok


West Bengal and Bihar are the neighbouring states of Sikkim.

Districts in the state and their information is given below.

District Population Male Female
East District 281293 150260 131033
North District 43354 24513 18841
South District 146742 76663 70079
West District 136299 70225 66074
Banks and their branches:
Sno. Bank Name No. of branches
1 Allahabad Bank 2
2 Andhra Bank 1
3 Axis Bank 5
4 Bank Of Baroda 2
5 Bank Of India 2
6 Bank Of Maharashtra 1
7 Bharatiya Mahila Bank Limited 1
8 Canara Bank 8
9 Central Bank Of India 16
10 Corporation Bank 1
11 Dena Bank 2
12 HDFC Bank 8
13 ICICI Bank Limited 5
14 IDBI Bank 6
15 Indian Bank 1
16 Indian Overseas Bank 3
17 Indusind Bank 2
18 Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited 1
19 Oriental Bank Of Commerce 3
20 Punjab And Sind Bank 1
21 Punjab National Bank 1
22 South Indian Bank 1
23 State Bank Of India 34
24 Syndicate Bank 1
25 UCO Bank 5
26 Union Bank Of India 8
27 United Bank Of India 3
28 Vijaya Bank 1
29 YES Bank 2