Geography of West Bengal & Sikkim

Geography of West Bengal & Sikkim


Sikkim is a small beautiful state of India in the Eastern Himalayas with steep mountains and deep valleys. It is wedged between Nepal in the west and Bhutan in the east and China in the north and northeast. In the south it shares its Indian border with the state of West Bengal. Sikkim, is oblong in shape with a north to south length of approximately 100 km., and an east to west breadth of approximately 60 km. that gives it a total land mass of 7096 square kilometers.


This gigantic horseshoe enclosure causes the trapping of moisture-laden winds from the Bay of Bengal and results in high precipitation round the year. Sikkim is one amongst the few states that receive regular snowfall. The snowline of Sikkim is approx.6,000 meters.

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