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Nepali: सिक्किम
Sikkimese: སུ་ཁྱིམ་
Crow's Lake, Sikkim
Crow's Lake, Sikkim
Official seal of Sikkim
Location o Sikkim
Location o Sikkim
Cairt o Sikkim
Cairt o Sikkim
Coordinates (Gangtok): 27°20′N 88°37′E / 27.33°N 88.62°E / 27.33; 88.62Coordinates: 27°20′N 88°37′E / 27.33°N 88.62°E / 27.33; 88.62
Kintra India
Admission tae Union 16 Mey 1975
Lairgest ceetyGangtok
 • GovrenorShriniwas Dadasaheb Patil
 • Chief MinisterPawan Chamling (SDF)
 • LegislaturUnicameral (32 seats)
 • Pairlamentary constituencyRajya Sabha 1
Lok Sabha 1
 • Heich CoortSikkim Heich Coort
 • Total7096 km2 (2,740 sq mi)
Area rank29t
 • Total607,688
 • Rank29t
 • Density86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-SK
HDIIncrease 0.684 (medium)
HDI rank7t (2005)
Leeteracy82.2% (13th)
Offeecial leidsNepali (lingua franca)
Sikkimese, an Lepcha (syne 1977)
Limbu (syne 1981)
Newari, Gurung, Magar, Sherpa, an Tamang (syne 1995)
Sunwar (syne 1996)
Assembly o Sikkim abolished monarchy an resolved tae be a constituent unit o Indie. A referendum wis held on these issues an majority o the voters votit yes. On Mey 15, 1975 the Preses o Indie ratified a constitutional amendment that made Sikkim the 22nt state o Indie.

Sikkim is a laundlocked state o Indie, the last tae gie up its monarchy an fully integrate intae Indie, in 1975.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "2011 Census reference tables – total population". Government of India. 2011. Retrieved 16 Julie 2013.