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Social Indicators of Sikkim

 
 

Population

:

406457

Communities

:

Nepalese, Bhutias, Lepchas, Christians, Muslims and few others

Languages

:

Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, English and Hindi

Annual Rain fall

:

325 cm per annum

Religion

:

Hindu-67%, Buddhist-29%, Christian-2%, Muslim-1%, others-1%.

Climate

:

Summer – Max-20.7 C, Min – 13.1 C, Winter – Max –14.9 C, Min – 7.7 C

Clothing

:

Summer – Light woolens and Cotton, Winter – Heavy woolens.

Best Session

:

From Mid - February to late May and from October to December

State Animal

:

Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens)

State Bird

:

Blood Pheasant (Ithanginis Cruentus)

State flower

:

Nobile Orchid (Dendrobium Nobile)

State tree

:

Rhododendron (Rhododendron Niveum)

Cash Crops

:

Cardamom, Ginger, Potatoes

Cereal Crops

:

Rice, Maize, Millet, Barley, Wheat

Fruits

:

Orange and Apple

Minerals

:

Copper, Dolomite, Lead, Zinc, Coal, Iron Ore, Garnet, Graphite

Capital

:

Gangtok

Assembly Seats

:

32 (For 32 Constituencies)

Parliament Seats

:

2

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
   

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