Sikkim is a landlocked state in the northeastern part of India, situated close to the Siliguri Corridor near Bangladesh. It is the second smallest and least populous state of India. Sikkim became the part of India in 1975 after a referendum. As a part of the eastern Himalayas, Sikkim is very famous for its biodiversity and subtropical climates. The highest peak of India and the 3rd highest peak of the world “Kanchenjunga” is also located in the state of Sikkim. Gangtok is the capital and largest city of Sikkim.
According to the census of 2011, the total population of Sikkim is just 607,688 people, but it attracts a large no. of tourists every year due to its beautiful landscapes and biodiversity. Apart from its beauty Sikkim is also very famous for imported clothing and electronics.
Population of Sikkim in the year 2019
It is the least populous state in India with a population density of just 86 persons per square kilometer according to the census of 2011.
Talking about the prediction of Sikkim’s population in the year 2019, we have to take a look at its population in the recent years.
- 2013- 622,000
- 2014- 627,000
- 2015- 635,000
- 2016- 648,000
- 2017- 653,800
- 2018- 660,160
As we can see the population of Sikkim is increasing with the rate of 6360 people every year, it is possible to calculate state’s population using this average. So, the population of Sikkim in 2019 is estimated to be 660,160 + 6360 = 666,520 people approximately.
Demography of Sikkim 2019
The population growth rate of Sikkim is on the higher side with averaging 12.36% from 2001 to 2011. The sex ratio of Sikkim is 889 female per 100 males which is less than the national average. According to the census of 2011, Gangtok is the largest city of Sikkim and about 11.06% of total population lives in the urban areas. Nepali is the most popular language of Sikkim, while Sikkimese (Bhutia) and Lepcha are also spoken in some areas. The ethnicity of most of the people of Sikkim is Nepali, but it involves some Bhutia peoples as well, who moved from the kham terrain of Tibet in the 14th century. Tibetian people live in the northern and eastern part of the state.
Population Density and Growth of Sikkim 2019
At present, the population density of Sikkim is very low with just 86 people living per square kilometer. The growth rate of population is moderate as compared to various other states of India. The state has an average population growth of 12.36%, which was around 32.98% in the previous decade.
Facts about Sikkim
- The word Sikkim is derived from the Limbu language which means the New House.
- There are four districts in the state of Sikkim.
- Hinduism and Vajrayana Buddhism are the main religions of Sikkim.
- The economy of Sikkim is very heavily depended upon the Farming and Tourism industry.
- The GDP of Sikkim is third smallest among the 29 states of India.
- The most parts of Sikkim is well connected by roads.