About District

On the day of April 29th 2022 Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang officially inaugurated the District Administrative Centre of the newly formed district of Pakyong. Pakyong District was officially created in December 2021 by the Sikkim Legislative Assembly’s Reorganization of Districts Act 2021. Pakyong District comprises three subdivisions which are Pakyong Subdivision, Rangpo Subdivision and Rongli Subdivision.
The name Pakyong comes from the Lepcha words pa yong meaning “bamboo of the bow”, as it was a common practise of the Lepchas to name a place after the essential items found at a place.On 24 September 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Pakyong Airport. Regular air service started on 4 October 2018.