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

Nepali: सिक्किम
Sikkimese: སུ་ཁྱིམ་
State o Indie
Crow's Lake, Sikkim
Crow's Lake, Sikkim
Offeecial seal o 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
Caipital Gangtok
Lairgest ceety Gangtok
Destricts 4
 • Govrenor Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil
 • Chief Minister Pawan Chamling (SDF)
 • Legislatur Unicameral (32 seats)
 • Pairlamentary constituency Rajya Sabha 1
Lok Sabha 1
 • Heich Coort Sikkim Heich Coort
 • Total 7,096 km2 (2,740 sq mi)
Aurie rank 29t
Population (2011)[1]
 • Tot 607,688
 • Rank 29t
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-SK
HDI Increase 0.684 (medium)
HDI rank 7t (2005)
Leeteracy 82.2% (13th)
Offeecial leids Nepali (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.


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