Darjeeling


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Darjeeling

or

Darjiling

(both: därjēl`ĭng), town (1991 pop. 73,062), West Bengal state, NE India, near the border of Sikkim state. Its most famous product is tea, a major cash crop in the region. The town is the administrative center for the Darjeeling Gurkha Autonomous Hill Council and a moarket for grains, spices, and vegetables. Situated at an altitude of c.7,000 ft (2,130 m), Darjeeling is a Himalayan resort commanding majestic views of Mt. Everest and Kanchenjunga. Many Tibetan refugees who fled from the Chinese army in 1959 live in the vicinity. A Gurkha uprising in the 1980s in the Darjeeling district led (1988) to the establishment of what is now the Darjeeling Gurkha Autonomous Hill Council, but some Gurkhas have continued to agitate for a separate state.

Darjeeling

a town in NE India, in West Bengal in the Himalayas, at an altitude of about 2250 m (7500 ft.). Pop.: 107 530 (2001)
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Not only famous for its fine teas and spectacular mountain views, Darjeeling is also bristling with military checkpoints and army camps controlling the cross roads and passes between China and India.
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It was built in the late 19th century and winds from the plains of West Bengal up the Himalayas to Darjeeling.
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