The history of Darjeeling includes the history of the town of Darjeeling and the hill state around Sikkim, but eventually part of British India The name 'Darjeeling' came from Tibetan names, 'dorje' meaning thunder and 'place or earth. A landmark year in the history of Darjeeling was 1835, but it would be good to trace its history back. Prior to its acquisition by East India Company. in 1835, Darjeeling formed part of Sikkim and a short period of Nepal. However, the history of Sikkim, or the history of Nepal does not give any account of its original history.
It is known for its tea industry, beautiful views of the world's third highest mountain, Kangchenjunga, and the narrow mountain railway, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, located on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The region has an area of 2092 km2.
There are 4 total districts in Darjeeling.
There are 564 villages in the region.
There are a total of 27 towns in the region.
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