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Darjeeling is a Himalayan town in the Indian state of West Bengal, India. 

The name Darjeeling also comes from the Tibetan word 'dorje', meaning the thunderbolt sceptre of the Hindu deity Indra, and 'ling', a place or land, where the thunderbolt is there; giving the town its very distinctive name.

The town was developed by the British during the mid 19th century period. They found it a feasible site to set up a health resort and sanatorium for the British soldiers. Darjeeling was officially declared as the summer capital of Bengal Presidency in Darjeeling

It is best known for the export of high quality tea to the world.

Darjeeling is the home to several reputed British style public schools, which attract students from all parts of the country and even overseas.

It is one of those places in the country where the sex ratio is higher than the national average. It stands at 1017 females per 1000 males, in comparison of the national figure of 933 females per 1000 males.


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