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Siliguri

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Outdoor Activities · Sacred & Religious Sites · Flea Markets
Siliguri is a city which spans across the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. The city is located on the banks of the Mahananda River and the foothills of the Himalayas.DemographicsBased on Census data of 2011, the city had a population of 705,579, while the population of Siliguri UA/Metropolitan is 1,057,438. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. In Siliguri, 10% of the population is under six years of age.Due to the city's booming economy, it has drawn people from Bihar, Jharkhand, North Bengal, North-East, Sikkim and other parts of India in search of livelihood. Siliguri also has a large population of Tibetans and a notable number of Bhutanese permanently settled in the city It is the 3rd largest city in West Bengal after Kolkata and Howrah and also the 2nd largest city in North East India after Guwahati.HistorySiliguri, the gateway of North East India, got municipal status in 1949 and grew into Municipal Corporation in 1994. It is one of the most rapidly developing and growing metropolis of the state and also of the country. It is situated in both Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri district.Some of the oldest sites (British period, since 1880's) in Siliguri are, Hill Cart road, Siliguri Town railway station, Mahabirsthan market.Siliguri also known for its '4T': Tea, Timber, Tourism and Transport.
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