THE GEOGRAPHY OF DARJEELING
The delightful darjeeling district shaped like an irregular triangle covers an area of 3149 square kilometers amidst the majestic Eastern Himalayas. It ocupies the northern tip of West Bengal and shares its borders with Sikkim in the north, Nepal in the west, Bhutan and New Jalpaiguri district in the east and Bangladesh, Uttar Dinajpur district and Bihar in the south. A part of the Singelila range forms the eastern boundary of the district while the western side is marked by a part of the Pangolia range. Raman river and a part of Rangit river demarcates the boundary with Sikkim in the north. Sandakphu perched at an altitude of 3631 meters is the highest point of the district. The town darjeeling lies at an altitude of 2134 meters between 26, 31 and 27, 13 north latitude and between 87, 59 and 88, 53 east longitude.