Gangtok, Sikkim

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LIFELINE

Mantam Lake
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

A raft ferries people across the Mantam Lake, Upper Dzongu on Sunday. Manned by SDRF personnel, the raft is the only lifeline for the people of 11 villages on the other side of the lake. Pic: Wang Chen


Area: 7096 Sq Km
Capital:Gangtok
Altitude: 5,840 ft
Population: 6.10 Lakhs
Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 ft. to over 28,509 ft above sea level
Climate:
Summer: Max- 21°C ; Min – 13°C
Winter: Max -13°C ; Min – 0.48°C
Rainfall: 325 cm per annum
Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi