Jorethang

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Jorethang
city
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Jorethang is located in Sikkim
Jorethang
Jorethang
Location in Sikkim, India
Coordinates: 27°12′N 88°21′E / 27.2°N 88.35°E / 27.2; 88.35Coordinates: 27°12′N 88°21′E / 27.2°N 88.35°E / 27.2; 88.35
Country  India
State Sikkim
District South Sikkim
Elevation 322 m (1,056 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,596
Languages
 • Official Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Limbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung, Mangar, Sherpa, Tamang and Sunwar
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration SK-04

Jorethang (Nepali : जोरेथाङ) is a major town in South Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. The town is situated at an altitude of about 300 m above sea level and has a temperate climate. Jorethang lies on the Rangeet River, a tributary of the River Teesta. Jorethang lies on the way to Pelling from Darjeeling, Siliguri and Kalimpong. The route is well connected by buses and jeeps.

Demographics[edit]

Jorethang Sikkim India

As of 2001 India census,[1] Jorethang had a population of 2968. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Jorethang has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 76%. In Jorethang, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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