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INDIAN STATE: MEGHALAYA
 
Geographical Area: 0.22 (lakh sq. km)
Capital: Shillong
Population (2011) (fig. in persons) 29,64,007
Literacy Rate 75.48
Principal Language : Khasi, Garo, and English
 
 
 
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Meghalaya

 

Meghalaya "the abode of clouds" became a full-fledged State on January 21, 1972. The State of Meghalaya is situated on the north east of India; it extends for about 300 kilometers in length and about 100 kilometers in breadth. It is bounded on the north by Goal Para, Kamrup, Nagoan and Karbi Anglong districts of Assam State and on the east by the Districts of Cachar and North Cachar Hills, also of the State of Assam. On the south and west is Bangladesh. Meghalaya lies between 20º1 'N and 26º5 latitude and 85º49 'E and 92.52 "E longitude. The state of Meghalaya has 7-districts:(i) East Khasi Hills District (ii) West Khasi Hills District (iii) Jaintia Hills District (iv) Ri-Bhoi District (v) West Garo Hills District (vi) East Garo Hills District and (vii) South Garo Hills.Shillong is the capital city of Meghalaya, which derived its name from the manifestation of the creator called Shyllong.

 

 

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