Darjeeling, the northernmost district of the Jalpaiguri Division, roughly resembles an inverted wedge with its base resting on Sikkim, its sides touching Nepal, Bhutan and the Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal.


General Information
Indicator Value
District H.Q Darjeeling
Area 3,149 Square Km.
Location 27 Deg. 13 Min. N to 26 Deg. 27 Min. N Latitude
Altitude(Darjeeling Town) 6710 Feet.
Temperature((Darjeeling Town) Annual Mean Max. Temperature 14.9 Degree Celsius 
Annual Mean Min. Temperature 8.9 Degree Celsius
Lowest Minimum Temperature -5 D. Celsius on 11/02/1905
Rainfall((Darjeeling Town) Average Annual Rainfall : 3092 MM.
Average Number of Rainy Days : 126 Days.
Rainfall(Siliguri Town) Average Annual Rainfall : 3620 MM. 
Average Number of Rainy Days : 113 Days.
Nearest Railway Station   Darjeeling(Narrow Gauge), New Jalpaiguri(Broad Gauge)
Nearest Airport Bagdogra
Neighbour Country Nepal, China, Bhutan & Bangladesh
Density   413 Persons Per Square Km. 
Sex Ratio   1:1
Birth Rate   2.69% Per Annuam
Death Rate   2.40% Per Annuam
Infant Mortality Rate   67 Per 1000  
Literacy   57.62%  
Subdivision, Block, Police Station & GP
Subdivision Block Police Station No. of GP
Darjeeling(Sadar) Darjeeling – Pulbazar Darjeeling (Sadar) 23
Darjeeling(Sadar) Darjeeling – Pulbazar Pulbazar 23
Darjeeling(Sadar) Darjeeling – Pulbazar Lodhama 23
Darjeeling(Sadar) Rangli – Rangliot Rangli – Rangliot 11
Darjeeling(Sadar) Jorebunglow-Sukhiapokharii Jorebunglow 16
Darjeeling(Sadar) Jorebunglow-Sukhiapokharii Sukhiapokharii 16
Kurseong Kurseong Kurseong 14
Mirik Mirik Mirik 6
Siliguri Matigara Siliguri 05 
Siliguri Matigara Matigara 05 
Siliguri Naxalbari  Bagdogra 06 
Siliguri Naxalbari  Naxalbari 06 
Siliguri Khoribari  Khoribari 04
Siliguri Phansidewa  Phansidewa 07


Length of International & State Borders
Border Distance
Nepal Border(Partition River Mechi) 62.75 mile or 101.02 km.
Bhutan Border(Partition River De Chu) 18.75 mile or 30.18 km.
Bangladesh Border(Partition River Mahananda) 12 mile or 19.32 km.
Sikkim Border(Partition Rangit, Teesta, Rangpo, River) 33.75 mile or 54.33 km.
Bihar Border 30 mile or 48.30 km.