Mangan, India

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Mangan is located in Sikkim
Location of Mangan in Sikkim
Mangan is located in India
Mangan (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
DistrictNorth Sikkim
 • TypeNagar Panchayat
956 m (3,136 ft)
 • Total4,644
 • OfficialNepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Limbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung, Mangar, Sherpa, Tamang and Sunwar
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationSK-03

Mangan is the capital of the district of North Sikkim 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.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Mangan
  2. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

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