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Coordinates: 27°3′N 88°16′E / 27.050°N 88.267°E / 27.050; 88.267Coordinates: 27°3′N 88°16′E / 27.050°N 88.267°E / 27.050; 88.267
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictDarjeeling
Settled1835
Founded byEast India Company
Government
 • TypeChairman-in-Council
 • BodyDarjeeling Municipality
 • ChairmanPratibha Rai
 • Vice-ChairmanSagar Tamang
Area
 • Total10.57 km2 (4.08 sq mi)
Elevation
2,042.16 m (6,700.00 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total132,016
 • Density12,490/km2 (32,348/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialBengali and Nepali[1]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
734101
Vehicle registrationWB-76 WB-77
Lok Sabha constituencyDarjeeling
Vidhan Sabha constituencyDarjeeling
Websitewww.darjeelingmunicipality.in

Darjeeling is a town and a municipality in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is in the Lesser Himalayas at an elevation of 6,700 ft (2,042.2 m). It is famous for its tea industry. It is also known for its views of the Kangchenjunga, the world's third-highest mountain, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Darjeeling is the headquarters of the Darjeeling District in West Bengal. It is also a popular tourist destination in India.

References

  1. "Report of the Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities in India: 50th report (delivered to the Lokh Sabha in 2014)". National Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India. p. 95. Archived from the original on 8 July 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160708012438/http://nclm.nic.in/shared/linkimages/NCLM50thReport.pdf. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 

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