Static GK: Sikkim

Sikkim is a state in northeastern India. It borders the Tibet Autonomous Region of China in the north and northeast, Bhutan in the east, Nepal in the west, and West Bengal in the south. Sikkim is also close to India’s Siliguri Corridor near Bangladesh. The Kingdom of Sikkim was founded by the Namgyal dynasty in the 17th century. It was ruled by Buddhist priest-kings known as the Chogyal. It became a princely state of British India in 1890. Following Indian independence, Sikkim continued its protectorate status with the Union of India after 1947, and the Republic of India after 1950. It enjoyed the highest literacy rate and per capita income among Himalayan states. Sikkim accounts for the largest share of cardamom production in India and is the world’s second-largest producer of spice after Guatemala.

Capital Gangtok
Area 7,096 km2
Language English
Number of Districts 4
State Flower Dendrobium Nobile
State Fruit
State Animal Red Panda
State Bird Blood Pheasant
State Game
State Tree Rhododendron
State Dance Mask Dance
First in State Chief Minister Kazi Lhendup Dorjee From 16 May 1975 to 18 August 1979
First Governor B.B. Lal From16 May 1975 to 9 January 1981
Name of the Constitution The Government of Sikkim
Assembly constituency 32
Parliamentary constituency 2

Festival Name:

S.No Festival name
1. Maghe Sankranti
2. Bhimsen Puja
3. Losar

Nick Name of District:

S.No Nick Name of District
1. Paradise


Airports City
Pakyong Airport Pakyong

Thermal Power Plants:

Thermal Power Plants Location
Melli Power Plant Melli

Hydro Power Plants:

Hydro Power Plants Location
Chuzachen Hydroelectric Project Sikkim
Rangit – III Hydroelectric Project Sikkim
Teesta – V Hydroelectric Project East Sikkim
Chungthang Hydroelectric Power Plant Chungthang

National Parks:

National Parks Nearest City
Khangchendzonga Sikkim

Wild Life Sanctuary:

Wild Life Sanctuary Location
Barsey Rhododendron Wildlife Sanctuary Sikkim
Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary East Sikkim
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary North Sikkim
Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary South Sikkim
Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary western Sikkim
Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary East Sikkim

Stadium Name:

Stadium Name Location
Baichung Stadium Namchi
Paljor Stadium Gangtok

Fort Name:

S.No Fort Name
1. Budang Gari Fort


S.No Monuments
1. Dubdi Monastery
2. Tusk-La-Khang Monastery
3. Chogyal Palace
4. King Palace
5. Jewish Synagogue

River Name:

S.No River Name
1. Teesta River
2. Ranikhola
3. Lachung River

Dam Name:

Dam Name Location
Rangpo Dam East Sikkim
Rongli Dam East Sikkim
Teesta-IV Dam North Sikkim

Lake Name:

S.No Lake Name
1. Lake Tsomgo
2. Gurudongmar Lake
3. Tso Lhamo Lake
4. Khecheopalri Lake
5. Lake Menmecho

Temple Name:

S.No Temple Name
1. Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple
2. Thakurbari Temple
3. Sanga Choeling Monastery
4. Chanmari Shiv Temple

Dress Code:

Dress Code  
Women Baku-silk belts and leather boots, Jya Jya(waistcoat),Kushan,Jeans
Men Chuba, Thokro dum

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