Mangan, India

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Mangan
city
Mangan is located in Sikkim
Mangan
Mangan
Location in Sikkim, India
Coordinates: 27°31′N 88°32′E / 27.52°N 88.53°E / 27.52; 88.53Coordinates: 27°31′N 88°32′E / 27.52°N 88.53°E / 27.52; 88.53
Country  India
State Sikkim
District North
Elevation 956 m (3,136 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,248
Languages
 • Official Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Limbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung, Mangar, Sherpa, Tamang and Sunwar
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration SK-03

Mangan (Nepali : मंगन) is the headquarters of North Sikkim district. The town is connected to the capital Gangtok by a metalled road. North Sikkim is the largest district of Sikkim in terms of area. The town lies in the geographic south of the district. After the opening up of the district, Mangan has witnessed a spurt in its economy, mostly due to tourism. The town opens up the Tibetan Plateau. Mangan also serves the towns of Lachung, Chungthang and Lachen in the far north. Owing to its elevation, the town enjoys a temperate climate.

Geography[edit]

Mangan is located at 27°31′N 88°32′E / 27.52°N 88.53°E / 27.52; 88.53.[1] It has an average elevation of 956 metres (3136 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Mangan had a population of 1248. Males constitute 62% of the population and females 38%. Mangan has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 63%. In Mangan, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Mangan
  2. ^ "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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