General Information About Sikkim »»

Area   7096 sq. kms
Population   6.1 Lakhs (2011)
Density   76 per. / sq.km
Districts   4
Sub Divisions   9
Towns   9
Temperature   Summer - Max. 21 ℃, Min. 13 ℃
    Winter- Max. 13℃, Min 05℃
Annual Rainfall   3894 mm
Clothing   Summer - Light Woollens
    Winter - Heavy Woollens

Connectivity

   
State Highway   186 kms
Major Dist. Road   442 kms
Other Dist. Roads   1104
Airport   Coming up at Pakyong
Helipad   Burtuk

BIO DVERSITY OF SIKKIM

Sikkimk is one of the bio - diversity hot spots in the Eastern Himalayas, a veritable treasure house of some of the world's most beautiful streams , lakes and waterfalls. 
The state has rich flora & fauna.
State Animal   Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens)
State Bird   Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus)
State Flower   Nobile Orchid (Dendrobium nobile)
State Tree   Rhododendron (Rhododendron niveum)

Number of Species and Types

Mammals >144 Birds 552
Butterflies 600 Fish 48
Flowering Plants 4500 Rhododendron 36
Madicinal Plants 424 Ferns & Fern Allies 362
Tree Ferns 9 Primulas 30
Oaks 11 Orchids 550
Conifers 16 Bamboos 28
Glaciers 84 Mountains & Peaks 28
Rivers & Streams >104 Lakes & Wetlands 227
Smriti Vans 166 Herbal Gardens 13
Forest Cover 47%
Recorded Forest Area 5841.40 sq. km(82.32% of area of sikkim)