Sikkim has added two more districts to its tally of districts.

The two new districts of Sikkim are: are Soreng and Pakyong.

While, Soreng was a part of West Sikkim district, Pakyong was a part of East Sikkim district.

The Sikkim government released a gazette notification in this regard.

The two new districts of Soren and Pakyong came into being starting December 21.

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The newly created Pakyong district will include subdivisions of namely Pakyong, Rongli and Rangpo.

Soren district will have two subdivisions – Mangalbarey and Soreng.

The two new districts have been created as part of the Sikkim Reorganization of Districts Act 2021.

The Sikkim Reorganization of Districts Act was passed by the state’s Assembly recently.

With the creation of two the new districts, the total number of districts in Sikkim has risen to six.

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Meanwhile, names of the remaining four districts have also been changed.

While, North Sikkim district has been renamed as Mangan, West Sikkim will be called Gyalshing.

On the other hand, East Sikkim district has been renamed as Gangtok and South Sikkim as Namchi.

Gangtok district has been divided into two subdivisions – Gangtok and Rabdang.

Gyalshing will have three subdivisions – Gyalshing, Dentam and Yuksom.

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Mangan district will have four subdivisions – Mangan, Kabi, Dzongu and Chungthang.

Lastly, Namchi district will have four subdivisions – Namchi, Jorethang, Ravangla and Yangang.

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