Tucked away in the hills of eastern sub-Himalayas is Meghalaya, one of the most beautiful states 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.
Meghalaya is bounded on the North and East by Assam and on the South and West by Bangladesh. The State of Meghalaya covers an area of 22, 429 square kilometres, and lies between 20.1° N and 26.5° N latitude and 85.49 °E and 92.52 °E longitude.
|Location||Latitude 20° 1' N & 26° 5' N, Longitude 85° 49' E & 92°53' E|
|Area||22,429 Sq. Km.|
|Districts||East Garo Hills, East Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, North Garo Hills, Ri Bhoi, South Garo Hills, South West Garo Hills, South West Khasi Hills, West Garo Hills, West Jaintia Hills, West Khasi Hills|
|Sub-Divisions||Sohra Sub-Divsion, Mairang Sub-Divsion, Amlarem Sub-Divsion and Dadengiri Sub-Divsion|
|Principal Languages||Khasi, Pnar, Garo & English|
|Important Towns||Sohra, Tura, Jowai, Nongstoin, Williamnagar, Nongpoh & Baghmara|
|Racial Origin of the People||Austro Monkhmer, Tibeto-Burman|
|Climate||Cool, Bracing all year through Maximum
Temp - 25° minimum 1° or 2 °,
|Wildlife||Animals - Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Bear,
Birds - Ducks, Hornbill, Myna
|Average Rainfall||1200 cm per annum|
|Highest Point||Shillong Peak (1965 m)|