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A view of Darjeeling from the Happy Valley Tea Estate.
|Nickname(s): The Queen of Hills|
|Founded by||East India Company|
|• Total||10.57 km2 (4.08 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,042.16 m (6,700.00 ft)|
|• Density||12,490/km2 (32,348/sq mi)|
|• Official||Bengali and Nepali|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||WB-76 WB-77|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Darjeeling|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Darjeeling|
Darjeeling is a town and a municipality in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is in the Lesser Himalayas at an elevation of 6,700 ft (2,042.2 m). It is famous for its tea industry. It is also known for its views of the Kangchenjunga, the world's third-highest mountain, and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Darjeeling is the headquarters of the Darjeeling District in West Bengal. It is also a popular tourist destination in India.
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