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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 
District H.Q.   Darjeeling 
Area   3,149 Square Km.  
Location   27 Deg. 13 Min. N to 26 Deg. 27 Min. N Latitude 
  88 Deg. 53 Min. E to 87 Deg. 59 Min. E Longitude 
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%  
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