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SIKKIM - FACT FILE


 Capital        : Gangtok
 Altitude       : 5,500 ft.

Best Time to Visit:
For Jeep Safaris and culture tours, the best period is March to mid June & October to December. January to February is very cold with snowfall in North Sikkim. For trekking the best time is spring, summer and autumn coinciding with March to May and October to November.
 

 Climate Summer: (Temp. max 21 degree C, min 13 degree C)
 Winter (Temp. max 13 degree C, min 0.48 degree C)  



 
 Clothing Summer light woolens & cottons
 Winter Heavy Woolens
 Total Area 7,096 sq. kms.
 Currency The currency of Sikkim is Indian Rupees.
 Population 540,000
 Communities Lepcha, Bhutia, Tibetan, Nepali, Hindu, Muslim & Christian
 Languages Lepcha, Bhutia, Tibetan, Nepali, Hindi & English.
 State Animal Red Panda
 State Bird Blood Pheasant
 State Flower Nobile Orchid
 State Tree Rhododendron
 Cash Crops Cardamom, Ginger, Potatoes
 Cereal Crops Rice, Maize, Millet, Barley, Wheat
 Fruits Orange, Apple, Guava & Passion Fruit
 Minerals Copper, Dolomite, Lead, Zinc, Coal, Iron Ore, Garnet, Graphite
 Assembly Seats 32

 Seats

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SIKKIM
- Covering the total area of about 7,096 sq. kms is home to:
        5,000 species of the flowering plants.
        300 species of birds.
        45 species of primula. (bloom above 3,000 m)
        500 species of butterflies.
        40 varieties of rhododendron. (cover the higher hills)
        600 species of exotic orchids.
        150 species of mammals.