Siliguri

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Siliguri
শিলিগুড়ি
सिलिगुडि
Metropolitan city
Siliguri view.jpg
Lions Clock Tower Siliguri.jpg
Siliguri city centre.jpg
Big-Baazar-Siliguri-2.JPG
Clockwise from the top :
Old view of Siliguri
Durgapuja in Siliguri, City Centre
Cosmos Mall, Lions Clock Tower

Siliguri (About this sound pronunciation ) is a city which spans across the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. The city is located on the banks of the Mahananda River and the foothills of the Himalayas.

Demographics

Based on Census data of 2011, the city had a population of 705,579, while the population of Siliguri UA/Metropolitan is 1,057,438.[1][2] Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. In Siliguri, 10% of the population is under six years of age.

Due to the city's booming economy, it has drawn people from Bihar, Jharkhand, North Bengal, North-East, Sikkim and other parts of India in search of livelihood. Siliguri also has a large population of Tibetans and a notable number of Bhutanese permanently settled in the city[3]

Climate

Climate data for Silguri
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 20
(68)
22
(72)
25
(77)
30
(86)
31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
28
(82)
26
(79)
24
(75)
21
(70)
26.8
(80.4)
Average low °C (°F) 2
(36)
8
(46)
13
(55)
20
(68)
24
(75)
25
(77)
26
(79)
25
(77)
23
(73)
16
(61)
8
(46)
4
(39)
16.2
(61)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 8
(0.31)
18
(0.71)
33
(1.3)
94
(3.7)
300
(11.81)
658
(25.91)
818
(32.2)
643
(25.31)
538
(21.18)
142
(5.59)
13
(0.51)
5
(0.2)
3,266
(128.58)
Source: Siliguri Weather

References

  1. ^ a b "Siliguri City Population Census 2011 - West Bengal". census2011.co.in. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Siliguri Metropolitan Urban Region Population 2011 Census". census2011.co.in. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Bangla immigrants to be pushed back". The Times Of India. 5 November 2001. 

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