The most widely accepted origin of the name Sikkim is that it is a combination of two words in the Limbu Su , which means "new", and Khyim , which means "palace" or house, in reference to the palace built by the state's first ruler, Phuntsok Namgyal. The Tibetan name for Sikkim is ' Denjong , which means the "valley of rice". More>>
 
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Sikkim

Capital
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Gangtok
Official languages
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Nepali
State animal   Red Panda
State bird   Blood Pheasand
State tree   Rhododendron
State flower   Noble orchid

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- South Sikkim

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