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Jorethang is located in Sikkim
Jorethang is located in India
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 (2011)
 • Total 9,009
 • Official Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Limbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung, Magar, Sherpa, Tamang and Sunwar
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 737121
Vehicle registration SK-04

Jorethang (Nepali : जोरेथाङ) is a major town in South Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. Jorethang lies on the Rangeet River, a tributary of the Teesta River, on the way to Pelling from Darjeeling, Siliguri and Kalimpong.


Jorethang, Sikkim, India

As of 2011 State census,[1] Jorethang had a population of 9,009. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Jorethang has an average literacy rate of 88.85%, higher than the state average of 81.42%: male literacy is 93.36%, and female literacy is 84.20%. In Jorethang, 10.63% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Schools in Jorethang offer primary, secondary and senior secondary education. There are various school like New Buds Academy,St. Francis' School,Little angles school,Govt. Sen. Sec. School.Out of them St. Francis' School, Jorethang offers the best in the area.[2]

Maghe Sankranti Mela[edit]

Traditional dance
Jorethang at night time.

This festival is held on the first of Magh in the Bikram Samwat Nepali calendar (about 14 January), marking the sun’s entrance into Makar rashi (Capricorn). It is one of the main festivals celebrated by the Nepali community in Sikkim dating from 1961.[3]


  1. ^ "Jorethang Population Census 2011". Jorethang Nagar Panchayat. 
  2. ^ "List of Schools in Jorethang (South Sikkim), Sikkim | Schools in India". Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  3. ^ 2010, Sikkim Express, Dated: 13th Jan. "Maghe Mela and what it means to Sikkim". Retrieved 2016-04-30. 

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