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Geography of Siliguri

Siliguri is located in the Siliguri Corridor or Chicken's Neck - a very narrow strip of land linking mainland India to its north-eastern states. The total area of Siliguri City is 48  km2, most of which lies in Darjeeling district, however a part of the city spreads over neighbouring Jalpaiguri district. Siliguri, situated as it is in the plains at the base of the Himalaya mountains, connects the hill stations such as Gangtok, Darjeeling, Kalimpong,Kurseong and Mirik and northeast states to the rest of India. It is the largest city of North Bengal. Mahananda River bifurcates the city. The city is surrounded by dense forest ranges and is prone to wild animals straying into populated areas. Nepal lies in the west of the city 10 km from Bagdogra, Bhutan on the North East about 40 km, Bangladesh in the south of Fulbari. Wikipedia