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South Sikkim District : Sikkim

About District

South District of Sikkim lies at an altitude of 400 mtr to 2000 mtr with unique and countryside escape of endless waves of agricultural field and the terraced slopes intercepted by spring patched forest and encompasses a total area of around 75000 hectares. Area wise it is the smallest district of Sikkim and population-wise second one. Its total population is 1,46,742 (as per 2011 census) among which 76,663 are male and 68,241 female. Namchi or Namtse (meaning Sky High) is the headquarter of South Sikkim which is nestled among the hills having elevation of 5500 fts and which commands panoramic view of snowcapped mountains and vast stretches of valley. Namchi and Ravangla are sub-divisions of the district and Namchi, Jorethang, Melli and Ravangla are important towns. The places of tourist interests in the district are Namchi, Tendong Hill, Ravangla, Maenam Hill, Borong, Varsey, Phur-Tsa-chu (Hot Springs), Jorethang, Sikip, Samdruptse, Char Dham at Solophok etc.


District at a Glance

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