Geography of Sikkim

Situated in the eastern Himalayas, Sikkim is a dazzling state situated in the incredible mountains with beautiful valleys. Sikkim is set between scopes of 27° 5 N to 20° 9 N and longitudes of 87° 59 E to 88° 56 E. Situated in north-east, Sikkim is the second little condition of India. Sikkim is sandwiched between Nepal in the west and Bhutan in the east, China in the north and West Bengal in the south. The Indian fringe of Sikkim is imparted just to the condition of West Bengal.

Elongated fit as a fiddle, Sikkim extends 100 km approx. from north to south and expands 60 km approx from east to west. Sikkim covers a region of 7,096 km². Exceptionally ruled by rugged territory, Sikkim gets water from waterways such as Teesta and Rangeet. Around 75% of its edge envelops the east and the west, joining the complete northern frills. The southern edge of Sikkim is the main released edge that is interested in West Bengal.

The entire setting makes a horseshoe corral, which goes about as a trap for moisture loaded, winds from the Bay of Bengal. Hence, Sikkim gets a lot of downpour showers around the year. With the rise extending from 280 m (920 feet) to 8,585 m (28,000 feet), Sikkim has different atmosphere going from tropical to tundra. The geological measurement of Sikkim is most likely the explanation behind the rich accumulation of greenery in this little state.

Kanchenjunga top makes the crown of this state. Being rough, the zone is not satisfactory for cultivating and horticulture. A few snow-covered streams have come about into waterway valleys in the west and south of Sikkim. 33% place that is known for Sikkim is secured with timberlands. Sikkim rejoices with 28 mountain crests, 21 ice sheets, 227 high-elevation lakes, 5 hot springs and more than 100 streams. In the lower Himalayas, Inhabitants have possessed the southern part of Sikkim.

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