Sikkim | Facts and Figures


Capital : Gangtok

Statehood : 16 May 1975

Area : 7,096 km2

Bihar is the 28th largest state by area.

Population : 6 + Lakhs

Based on 2011 census, population in Sikkim is more than 6 Lakhs and ranks 29th position. Therefore the population density is 86 persons per square kilometer.

Language : English

Other official languages are Bhutia, Gurung, Lepcha, Limbu, Manger, Mukhia, Newari, Rai, Sherpa and Tamang.

Number of Districts : 4

Below are the districts in Sikkim:

  1. East Sikkim
  2. West Sikkim
  3. South Sikkim
  4. North Sikkim

Vehicle registration code: SK

Literacy rate : 82%

According to 2011 census, Sikkim stands 6th in literacy rate.

State Animal : Red panda

State Bird : Blood pheasant

State Tree : Rhododendron

State Flower : Dendrobium nobile

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