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Darjeeling
City
A panoramic view of a hill range. The upper portions of the nearer hillsides have tiled houses, while the farther hillsides and the lower portions of the nearer ones are covered with green bushes. A few coniferous trees are scattered throughout.
A view of Darjeeling from the Happy Valley Tea Estate.
Nickname(s): The Queen of Hills
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Darjeeling
Settled 1835
Founded by East India Company
Area
 • Total 10.57 km2 (4.08 sq mi)
Elevation 2,042.16 m (6,700.00 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 132,016
 • Density 12,490/km2 (32,348/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Bengali and Nepali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 734101
Telephone code 0354
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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