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Gangtok

[guhng-tok]
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noun
  1. a city in and the capital of Sikkim, in the S part.

Sikkim

[sik-im]
noun
  1. a kingdom in NE India, in the Himalayas between Nepal and Bhutan. 2740 sq. mi. (7096 sq. km). Capital: Gangtok.
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Historical Examples

  • He had escorted Raeburn to Lachen, and had there arranged for an assistant surgeon to come up and take him back as far as Gangtok.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921

    Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury

  • Here Gyalzen Kazi, one of our interpreters, left us to return to his home at Gangtok.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921

    Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury


British Dictionary definitions for gangtok

Gangtok

noun
  1. a town in NE India: capital of Sikkim state. Pop: 29 162 (2001)

Sikkim

noun
  1. a state of NE India, formerly an independent state: under British control (1861–1947); became an Indian protectorate in 1950 and an administrative division of India in 1975; lies in the Himalayas, rising to 8600 m (28 216 ft) at Kanchenjunga in the north. Capital: Gangtok. Pop: 540 493 (2001). Area: 7096 sq km (2740 sq miles)
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