BRIEF GENERAL INFORMATION OF MEGHALAYA STATE

Capital  

:

Shillong
Location
 

:
 

The State lies between 20.1 N and 26.5 Latitude and 8549 'E and 9252 'E Longitude.
Total Area : 22,429 Sq. Km.
Forest Area : 8,510 Sq. Km.
Population : 23,06,069 (2001 Census)
Density : 79 Per Sq. Km.
Total Literacy

 
:

 
Total Literacy 77%
(male : 79% & Female 74%)(As per National Sample Survey Organisation).
NSSO, New Delhi - 1997.
Climate

 
:

 
4 Seasons
Summer 28C Maximum and Winter 3.8C Maximum. Average rainfall in the State is 12,000 mm.
Principal Languages : Khasi and Garo.
Official Languages : English.
Total No. of Assembly Constituencies :
 
60 (sixty) 55 - Reserved Seat.
               5 - Unreserved Seat.     
Total No. of Parliamentary Constituencies :
 
2 (two) Lok Sabha.
1 (one) Rajya Sabha.
Total No. of Autonomous District Councils.
 
:

 
3 (three) (i) Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council.
             (ii) Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council.
             (iii) Garo Hill Autonomous District Council.

DISTRICTS

NAME OF DISTRICTS HEADQUARTER AREA DATE OF CREATION

1. East Khasi Hills

Shillong 2748 Sq. Km. 28.10.1976

2. West Khasi Hills

Nongstoin 5247 Sq. Km. 28.10.1976

3. Jaintia Hills

Jowai 3819 Sq. Km. 22.02.1972

4. Ri-Bhoi

Nongpoh 2448 Sq. Km. 04.06.1992

5. East Garo Hills

Williamnagar 2603 Sq. Km. 22.10.1976

6. West Garo Hills

Tura 3714 Sq. Km. 22.10.1976

7. South Garo Hills.

Baghmara 1850 Sq. Km. 18.06.1992

ROAD DISTANCE (in Kms)

Shillong to :

Jowai - 66   Khliehriat - 100
Nongstoin - 93   Mawsynram - 58
Tura - 323   Mawkynrew - 46
Williamnagar - 312   Mawryngkneng - 37
Nongpoh - 53   Umling - 70
Baghmara
(Via Tura)
-
 
445
 
  Umsning
 
-
 
30
 
Sohra
(Cherrapunjee)
-
 
49
 
  Umroi
 
-
 
35
 
Shella
 
-
 
93
 
  Mylliem
(5th Mile Upper Shillong)
-
 
8
 
Mairang - 44   Mawphlang - 24
Mawkyrwat - 74   Pynursla - 55
Betasing - 370   Dadengiri - 377
Amlarem - 93        

Jowai to :

Amlarem - 27   Thadlaskein - 10
Khliehriat - 34   New Garampani - 67
Laskein - 35   Dawki - 59

Nongstoin to:

Mairang
 
-
 
49
 
  Ranikor
(Via Balat)
-
 
168
 
Mawkyrwat - 127   Sonapahar - 45
Balat - 149        

Tura to :

Baghmara - 122   Resubelpara - 88
Dadengiri - 54   Zikzak - 51
Betasing - 47   Dalu - 50
Rongram - 15   Chokpot - 53
Selsella - 47   Ampati - 49
Rongara - 145        

Williamnagar to :

Resubelpara - 74   Songsak - 30
Rongjeng - 35   Samanda - 19

Shillong to other North Eastern State Capitals

Itanagar - 406   Dispur (Guwahati) - 103
Imphal - 576   Aizawl - 415
Kohima - 434   Agartala - 662