About Meghalaya

Area
22,429 Sq. Km
Population
29,66,889 (As Per 2011 Census)
Capital
Shillong
Languages
Khasi, Pnar, Garo & English
Density
132 Per Sqr. Km
Literacy Rate
74.43 %
Sl.No. District Name/ Headquarter Sl.No. Block Name
1 East Khasi Hills DistrictHeadquarter: Shillong 1234567891011 Mylliem C&RD BlockMawphlang C&RD BlockMawsynram C&RD BlockShella Bholaganj C&RD BlockPynursla C&RD BlockKhatarshnong Laitkroh C&RD BlockMawkynrew C&RD BlockMawryngkneng C&RD BlockSohiong C&RD BlockMawpat C&RD BlockMawlai C&RD Block
2 West Khasi Hills DistrictHeadquarter: Nongstoin 12131415 Mairang C&RD BlockMawthadraishan C&RD BlockNongstoin C&RD BlockMawshynrut C&RD Block
3 South West Khasi Hills DistrictHeadquarter: Mawkyrwat 1617 Mawkyrwat C&RD BlockRanikor C&RD Block
4 Ri Bhoi DistrictHeadquarter: Nongpoh 18192021 Umsning C&RD BlockUmling C&RD BlockJirang C&RD BlockBhoirymbong C & RD Block
5 West Jaintia Hills DistrictHeadquarter: Jowai 222324 Thadlaskein C&RD BlockLaskein C&RD BlockAmlarem C&RD Block
6 East Jaintia Hills DistrictHeadquarter: Khliehriat 2526 Khliehriat C&RD BlockSaipung C&RD Block
7 East Garo Hills DistrictHeadquarter: Williamnagar 272829 Dambo Rongjeng C&RD BlockSongsak C&RD BlockSamanda C&RD Block
8 West Garo Hills DistrictHeadquarter: Tura 30313233343536 Rongram C&RD BlockDadenggiri C&RD BlockSelsella C&RD BlockTikrikilla C&RD BlockGambegre C&RD BlockDalu C&RD BlockDemdema C & RD
9 North Garo Hills DistrictHeadquarter: Resubelpara 373839 Resubelpara C&RD BlockKharkutta C&RD BlockBajengdoba C&RD Block
10 South West Garo Hills DistrictHeadquarter: Ampati 404142 Betasing C&RD BlockZikzak C&RD BlockDamalgre C & RD Block
11 South Garo Hills DistrictHeadquarter: Baghmara 43444546 Baghmara C&RD BlockGasuapara C&RD BlockRonggara C&RD BlockChokpot C&RD Block

Tucked away in the hills of eastern sub-Himalayas is Meghalaya, one of the most beautiful State in the country. Nature has blessed her with abundant rainfall, sun-shine, virgin forests, high plateaus, tumbling waterfalls, crystal clear rivers, meandering streamlets and above all with sturdy, intelligent and hospitable people.

Emergence of Meghalaya as an Autonomous State on 2nd April 1970 and as a full-fledged State on 21st January 1972 marked the beginning of a new era of the geo-political history of North Eastern India. It also marked the triumph of peaceful democratic negotiations, mutual understanding and victory over violence and intrigue.

The State of Meghalaya is situated on the north east of India. It extends for about 300 kilometres in length and about 100 kilometres in breadth. It is bounded on the north by Goalpara, Kamrup and Nowgong districts, on the east by Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills districts, all of Assam, and on the south and west by Bangladesh.

Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya is located at an altitude of 1496 metres above sea level. Shillong, which was made Assam's capital in 1874, remained so till January 1972, following the formation of Meghalaya. The capital city derives its name from the manifestation of the creator called Shyllong.

Meghalaya is subject to vagaries of the monsoon. The climate varies with altitude. The climate of Khasi and Jaintia Hills is uniquely pleasant and bracing. It is neither too warm in summer nor too cold in winter, but over the plains of Garo Hills, the climate is warm and humid, except in winter. The Meghalayan sky seldom remains free of clouds.