Information about Sikkim

State Information
ISO Code SK
Vehicle Code SK
Capital Gangtok
Largest City Gangtok
Formation Date May 16, 1975 (42 years ago)
Population 610,577
Area 7,096 km2
Official Languages English
Other Official Languages Bhutia, Gurung, Lepcha, Limboo, Manger, Mukhia, Newari, Rai, Sherpa, Tamang
Information about the name Sikkim
Name in State Language सिक्किम (Limbu)
Meaning of the name New Palace
Additional Information The most widely accepted origin of the name Sikkim is that it is a combination of two words in Limbu: su ("new") and khyim ("palace" or "house"), in reference to the palace built by the state's first ruler, Phuntsog Namgyal. The Tibetan name for Sikkim is Denjong, which means "valley of rice".
Information about Chief Minister of Sikkim
Name of the Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling
Chief Minister since Dec 12, 1994 (22 years ago)
Party Name Sikkim Democratic Front
Information about Governor of Sikkim
Name of the Governor Shriniwas Patil
Governor since Jul 20, 2013 (4 years ago)