Jorethang Nagar Panchayat
Jorethang in 2006
Jorethang in 2006
Jorethang is located in Sikkim
Location in Sikkim, India
Jorethang is located in India
Jorethang (India)
Coordinates: 27°07′52″N 88°16′59″E / 27.131°N 88.283°E / 27.131; 88.283
Country India
State Sikkim
DistrictNamchi district
 • TypeNagar Panchayat
322 m (1,056 ft)
 • Total9,009
 • OfficialNepali, Bhutia, Lepcha
 • OtherLimbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung, Magar, Sherpa, Tamang and Sunwar
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationSK-04

Jorethang is a major town in Namchi district in the Indian state of Sikkim. Jorethang lies on the bank of Rangeet River, which is a tributary of the Teesta River, on the way to Pelling from Darjeeling, Siliguri and Kalimpong.Jorethang is and has been a major connecting route towards the western part of Sikkim where people from various districts of West Sikkim visit here for consumption of various goods and services.


[needs update] As of the 2011 Census of India,[1] Jorethang had a population of 9,009. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Jorethang has an average literacy rate of 88.85%, higher than the state average of 81.42%: male literacy is 93.36%, and female literacy is 84.20%. In Jorethang, 10.63% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Schools in Jorethang offer primary, secondary and senior secondary education. There are various school like New Buds Academy, St. Francis' School, Little Angles Academy,Mt.Olive Academy, Govt. Sen. Sec. School.[2]

Maghe Sankranti Mela

This festival is held on the first of Magh in the Bikram Samwat Nepali calendar (about 14 January), marking the sun's entrance into Makara rashi (Capricorn). It is one of the main festivals celebrated by the Nepali community in Sikkim dating from 1961.[3]


  1. ^ "Jorethang Population Census 2011". Jorethang Nagar Panchayat.
  2. ^ "List of Schools in Jorethang (South Sikkim), Sikkim | Schools in India". Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Maghe Mela and what it means to Sikkim". Envis Centre on Eco-Tourism. 12 January 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2019.