BRIEF GENERAL INFORMATION OF MEGHALAYA STATE

Capital

:

Shillong

Location

:

The State lies between 20°.1 N and 26°.5 N Latitude and 85°.49 E and 92°.52.E
Longitude.

Total Area

:

22,429 Sq.Km.

Forest Area

:

9,496 Sq. Km.

Population

:

29,64,007

Density

:

132 Per Sq.km.

Total Literacy

:

75.48%

Climate

:

4 Seasons
Summer 28°C Maximum and Winter 3.8°C Maximum.
Average rainfall in the State is 12,000 mm.

Principal Languages

:

Khasi, Pnar, Garo

Official Languages

:

English

Total No. of Assembly Constituencies

:

60 (sixty) 55- Reserved Seat.
                 05-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 Hills Autonomous District Council.

 

DISTRICTS

NAME OF DISTRICTS

HEADQUARTER

AREA

DATE OF CREATION

East Khasi Hills

Shillong

2,748 Sq.kms

28.10.1976

West Khasi Hills

Nongstoin

5,247 Sq.kms

28.10.1976

South West Khasi Hills

Mawkyrwat

1,341 Sq.kms

03.08. 2012

Ri Bhoi District

Nongpoh

2,378 Sq.kms

04.06.1992

West Jaintia Hills

Jowai

1,693 Sq.kms

31.07.2012

East Jaintia Hills

Khliehriat

2,115 Sq.kms

31.07.2012

East Garo Hills

Williamnagar

1,490 Sq.kms

22.10.1976

West Garo Hills

Tura

3,714 Sq.kms

22.10.1976

North Garo Hills

Resubelpara

1,113 Sq.kms

27.07.2012

South West Garo Hills

Ampati

    822 Sq.Kms.

07.08.2012

South Garo Hills

Baghmara

1,887 Sq.kms

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