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General Information

Sikkim is a landlocked Indian state nestled in the foothills of Himalayas. The state borders Nepal in the west, People's republic in China to the north and east and Bhutan in the southeast. The Indian state of West Bengal borders Sikkim to its south. Sikkim is geographically diverse owing to its location on the Himalayas. The climate of the state ranges from subtropical to high alpine.

Fact File

Geographical Area 3.42 (lakh sq. km)
Capital Gangtok
Population (2001 Census) In lakhs 565.07
Gross state Domestic product (GSDP) at current prices in 2004-2005 (as of Feb 2006) US$ 23.5958 bn
Gross state Domestic product (GSDP) at constant price (1993-94) in 2004-2005 (as of Feb 2006) US$ 14.2748 bn
Net State Domestic Product at Current Prices (2004-05) US$ 20.6604 bn
Net State Domestic Product at Constant Prices (1993-1994) for (2004-05) US$ 12.6563 bn
Per Capita Income at current prices (2004-2005) US$ 339.719
Percentage of State Population to All India Population 5.49
Total Investments (as on Jan 2006) 53,600 (Rs. Crore)
Literacy Rate (2001 Census) 69.68%
  • Male literacy
  • Female
Principal languages Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Limboo, Magar, Rai, Gurung, Sherpa, Tamang, Newari
Religions Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity
Annual rainfall 2000mm to 4000mm

Advantage Sikkim

  • Availability of quality power supply
  • Abundant water
  • Harmonious labour relationship
  • Availability of technical/skilled manpower
  • Investor friendly atmosphere
  • Excellent transport and communication network
  • Attractive package of incentives
  • The prospect of opening up trade route through Nathula border provides immense investment potential

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