Published: 10.09.2011
Updated: 17.12.2012

Siliguri, West Bengal, India

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Bengali: শিলিগুড়ি, Shiliguṛi

is a city in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located in the Siliguri Corridor or Chicken's Neck - a very narrow strip of land linking mainland India to its north-eastern states. It is also the transit point for air, road and rail traffic to the neighbouring countries of Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. Consequently, the city has become an important trade center of West Bengal. The town hosts over 200,000 domestic and 15,000 foreign visitors annually.[citation needed] It is the commercial nerve center of North Bengal.

Siliguri is situated in Darjeeling district and is the district's & North Bengal's largest city. This city is also known as "Gateway of North East India".


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