Mangan, India

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Mangan is located in Sikkim
Mangan is located in India
Location of Mangan in Sikkim
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 Sikkim
 • Type Nagar Panchayat
Elevation 956 m (3,136 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,644
 • Official Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Limbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung, Mangar, Sherpa, Tamang and Sunwar
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration SK-03

Mangan is a town and the headquarters of North Sikkim district in the Indian State of Sikkim. 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 organic farming. 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.


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).


As of 2011 India census,[2] Mangan had a population of 4644. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Mangan has an average literacy rate of 83.81%, higher than state average of 81.42 %: male literacy is 87.80%, and female literacy is 79.34%. In Mangan.


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