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Sikkim, a native state on the southern flank of the Himalayas, which separate it from Tibet, Bootan bounding it to the E. and Nepaul to the W. It has an area of about 4,400 square miles, most of the surface being mountainous, but the lower terraces are suited to the cultivation of tea. In 1892 the rajah was made a feudatory of Great Britain and now lives in retirement. The important settlement of Darjeeling is just S. of Sikkim, and the resident there administers the state.