Kalimpong County was established on 14 February 2017, after splitting from Darjeeling district as the 21st district of West Bengal. The history of Kalimpong goes back to the 18th century. Known as Dalingkot at the time, the region was ruled by a succession of Skimese and Bhutan kingdoms. It was in the year 1706 that the King of Bhutan won a seat for the Sikh king, and he named it Kalimpong. Bhutia and Limbu immigrants also lived in the area. In 1780, Gorkhas invaded and conquered Kalimpong.
Kalimpong is a picturesque hill station in North Bengal that can be reached from Siliguri or Darjeeling. It is famous for its panoramic views of the valley, Buddhist monasteries, churches and crafts in Tibet. According to Lepchas, Kalimpong means 'the ridge where we play'.
The region has an area of 1054 km2.
There are 3 total districts in Kalimpong.
There are 51 total villages in the region.
There is no town in this region.
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