At A Glance
Area
: 7,096 sq km (2.7% of total area of North East) 
Geographical Location
: Situated between longitude 88’E to 89’E & latitude 27’N to 28’N 
Capital
: Gangtok 
Population
: 6,07,688 (2011 Census) (1.33 % of population of Northeast)
Density of Population (2011)
: 86 (National Average: 382)

Proportion of Child Population (Age group 0-6)

:

10.1 % (2011 Census)

Growth of Population :

12.4 % (2001-2011)

Male : 2,88,217 (2001)
Female :

2,52,276 (2001)

Sex Ratio (2011) : 889 females to 1000 males  (National figure: 940 females to 1000 males)

Child Sex Ratio (Age Group 0-6)

: 944 (2011 Census)
Literacy Rate (2011) : 82.2% (National Average: 74%)
Mala Literacy :

87.3% (National Average: 82.14%)

Female Literacy :

76.4% (National Average: 65.5%)

Birth Rate (2011) : 17.6
Death Rate (2011) : 5.6
Infant Mortality Rate (2011) : 26
Per Capita income (in Rs) (2009-10) : 36,075 (National Average: Rs. 33,731)
Per Capita NSDP (2010-11) : Rs. 81159 (National Figure: Rs. 54835)
Per Capita GSDP (2009-10) : Rs . 68731 (National Average: Rs. 46117 )

Population Below Poverty Line (2009-10)

:

13.1 % (National Average: 29.8%)

No. of Towns (as per 2011 Census) : 9
No. of Villages (as per 2011 Census) : 452
State Bird  : Blood Pheasant 
State Animal  : Red Panda 
State Flower  : Noble Orchid 
Languages : Nepali, English, Hindi, Bhutia (Sikkimese), Bhutia (Tibetan), Lepcha, Limboo
No. of Districts  : (04) North Sikkim, West Sikkim, East Sikkim, South Sikkim 
Major Towns  : Gangtok, Namchi, Geyzing, Mangan, Pelling
Major plantations : Tea, Medicinal Plants
Major Fruits, vegetables & spices : Cardamom, Orange, Ginger
Nearest Airport : Bagdogra

Source:

  • censusindia.gov.in
  • NEDFI Databank
  • Economic Survey of India