Darjeeling destrict (Pron:dɑ:ˈʤi:lɪŋ) (Nepali: दार्जीलिङ जिल्ला) is the northmaist destrict o the state o Wast Bengal in eastren Indie in the fuithills o the Himalayas. The destrict is famous for its bonnie hill stations (aften referred tae as the Queen o the Hills) an Darjeeling tea. Darjeeling is the destrict headquairters. Kalimpong, Kurseong an Siliguri, three ither major touns in the destrict, are the subdivisional heidquairters o the destrict. Mirik, anither toun o the destrict, haes been developit as a loch resort syne the late 1970s.
Geographically, the destrict can be dividit intae twa broad diveesions, the hills an the plains. The entire hilly region o the destrict comes unner the Gorkhaland Territorial Admeenistration, a semi-autonomous admeenistrative bouk unner the state govrenment o Wast Bengal. This bouk covers the three hill subdiveesions o Darjeeling, Kurseong an Kalimpong. The fuithills o Darjeeling Himalayas, which comes under the Siliguri subdiveesion, is kent as the Terai. The destrict is boondit on the north bi Sikkim, on the sooth bi Kishanganj destrict o Bihar state, on the east bi Jalpaiguri destrict an on the wast bi Nepal. Darjeeling destrict haes a lenth frae north tae sooth o 18 miles (29 km), an a breadth frae east tae wast o 16 miles (26 km). As o 2011 it is the seicont least populous destrict o Wast Bengal (oot o 19), efter Dakshin Dinajpur.