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Gangtok is the capital and largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim. Gangtok is located in the Shivalik Hills of the eastern Himalayan range, at an altitude of 1,437 meters (4,715 ft). The town has a population of different ethnicities such as Nepalis, Lepchas and Bhutias, is administered by various Departments of Sikkim Government. Nestled within higher peaks of the Himalaya and enjoying a year-round mild temperate climate, Gangtok is at the centre of Sikkim’s tourism industry. Sikkim is entire a hilly state, with an elevation ranging from 280 meters (920 ft) to 8,585 meters (28,000 ft). Kanchenjunga is the highest mountain point of Sikkim; it is also the third highest mountain peak in the World.
Gangtok rose to prominence as a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site after the construction of the Enchey Monastery in 1840. In 1894, the ruling Sikkimese Chogyal, Thutob Namgyal, transferred the capital to Gangtok.