Districts of Sikkim
Sikkim has four districts, each
overseen by a Central Government appointee, the district collector,
who is in charge of the administration of the civilian areas of the
districts. The Indian army has control of a large territory, as the
state is a sensitive border area. Many areas are restricted and
permits are needed to visit them. There are a total of eight towns
and nine subdivisions in Sikkim.
The four districts are East Sikkim, West Sikkim, North Sikkim and
South Sikkim. The district capitals are Gangtok, Geyzing, Mangan and
Namchi respectively. These Four Districts are further divided
into Subdivisions. "Pakyong" is the subdivision of East District. "Soreng"
is the subdivision of West District. "Chungthang" is the subdivision
of North District. "Ravongla" is the subdivision of South District.