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Demographic characteristics and changing land use pattern in Gangtok, Sikkim (1975–2011)

@article{Paul2016DemographicCA,
  title={Demographic characteristics and changing land use pattern in Gangtok, Sikkim (1975–2011)},
  author={K. Paul and Deepak Sharma and Rameswar Mumkherjee and R. Sengupta and K. L. Tamang},
  journal={International journal of Geomatics and Geosciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={6},
  pages={1769-1781}
}
Gangtok, the capital and the largest town of the state of Sikkim lies at 27.33°N latitude and 88.62°E longitudes, located in the eastern Himalayan range at an elevation of 1, 650 m (5, 410 ft). It is among the fast growing town of Sikkim. Increase in population has led to drastic change in land use pattern especially conversion of green cover areas into built up area. During the decades of 1991 and 2001, the population growth rate was only 17.30 percent, but the population of Gangtok town has… Expand
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