Gangtok is a city in India, in the Himalayas, the administrative center of the state of Sikkim. Population - 37 thousand inhabitants (1981). Trade and transport hub. Handicraft industry. Institute of Tibetology. Tourism is developing. Gangtok became the capital of Sikkim only in the middle of the XIX century (the previous capitals were located in Yaksume and Rabdantse), and in recent years has undergone significant modernization.