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Informations about State(Meghalaya) of India

Meghalaya is a hilly Indian state. It was a part of Assam before 21st January, 1972 but later on became an independent state. Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya. The stae has agriculture as a predominant occupation of its people. The crops that are largely grown there include potato, rice, maize, banana, pineapple, etc. Real Estate companies and Insurance companies form the service sector of the state. Shillong is a very popular hill station of the state where there are many waterfalls. The shillong peak, which is the highest peak there is very suitable for the trekking, also called ‘abode of the gods’

Capital: Shilextensive
Established: 21 January 1972
Largest city: Shilextensive
Districts: 7
Government Body: Governor - Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary, Chief Minister - Mukul Sangma
Legislature: Unicameral (60 seats)
Parliamentary constituency: 2
High Court: Gauhati High Court
Region Total: 22,720 km2 (8,772.2 sq mi)
Region rank: 22nd
Population 2011: 2,964,007
Population Density:
 130.5/km2 (337.9/sq mi)
Time zone:
 IST (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code: IN-ML
HDI: 0.585 (medium)
HDI rank: 19th (2005)
Literacy: 72.1% (15th)
Official Website: http://meghalaya.nic.in/
Official languages:
 Khasi, Pnar, Garo, Hindi, English


This page talks about the history of the name, geographical condition and the weather conditions of the State of Meghalaya by way of introduction to the State.
Preface to Meghalaya:

Meghalaya got formed as an independent State contained by the State of Assam as on 2 April 1970. of the year 1972 State of Meghalaya came into existence on 21 January. It is of the midst of Assam and Bangladesh. The meaning of the name Meghalaya is "the Home of Clouds” and it is a mountainous state. It is subjugated by the tribal communities Khasis, the Jaintias and the Garos. The Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills form the middle and eastern part of Meghalaya. It is of the east side of India covering 300 km of length and 100 km width hill strip, with a complete region up to 8,700 sq meters. About one third of the state is dense forest. The forests of Meghalaya are known for their flora and fauna.

The total population of the state is 29.64,007 and the climate of Meghalaya differs with the change of altitudes. The weather of Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills is exclusively agreeable and enjoyable. It is not very warm of summers not too cold of winters, but beyond the plains of Garo Hills, the weather is blistering and humid, except of winter. The sky of Meghalaya is at all times covered by clouds, really going by the name of Meghalaya (Megh - clouds; Alaya - home of).

History of Meghalaya:


Current page tells the reader about the Historical happenings relating to Meghalaya and gives a concise note on how it was formed and what is the economic condition of Meghalaya

History of Meghalaya:

Meghalaya became an independent state on 21 January 1972, when it was carved out from two districts of the state of Assam - the United Khasi, Jaintia and Garo hills.
Before becoming a state, Meghalaya was of partially- independent status of 1970.

The Jaintia, Khasi and Garo people had the kingdoms of their own, till these were brought came below the British realm of the 19th century. Later, the British got Meghalaya under Assam of 1835. Once Bengal was parted on 16 October, 1905 by Lord Curzon, Meghalaya came to be a part of the novel region of 'Eastern Bengal and Assam'. But, as the divider was upturned of 1912, Meghalaya came to be a fraction of the region of Assam.

Economic in order and Population of Meghalaya:

Meghalaya has a diverse population of tribals from Khasis and Garos who dominate the area. The other groups are Jaintias, the Koch, the related Rajbongshi, the Boro, Hajong, Dimasa, Hmar, Kuki, Lakhar, Mikir, Rabha and Nepali. The main occupation of the population is cattle rearing and agriculture.

Culture of Meghalaya:


This page talks about the cultural practise of the State of Meghalaya, their art, music, dance, their attires, food habits and the religion they follow.

Culture of Meghalaya:

The civilization of Meghalaya is much different from the other civilizations followed of India. The main people of Meghalaya like Khasis, Jaintis and Garos follow the tradition of matrilineal system that is the lineage or inheritance goes to the last or the youngest daughter inherits the property and is the caretaker of her parents and other dependant siblings of the family. of this state alone parents show least interst of bearing a male child the count shows 73%. Christianity is most prominently followed and following this is Hinduism, Muslim and animist.

There are various dance forms of Meghalaya like:Wangala, Shad Suk Mynsiem, Behdienkhlam and Nongkrem. Weaving is the ancient craft of the state. The Khasis are famous for weaving cane mat, baskets and stools. Khasis create handicraft of a exclusive sort made of wicker rug called 'Tlieng', that assures a first-class usefulness for more than 20-30 years.
Garos intertwine the fabric worn for Garo clothes known as 'Dakmanda'.

The main food for Khasis is varities of rice and Pork. This north eastern region fundamentally grasped dishes of non vegetarians as its staple food. A distinctive Garo food is made of more than one meat/fish serving dishes and the most wanted the relishing dry fish soup with rice.

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Male Population : 1176087
Female Population : 1142735
Total Population : 2318822
Details of Geographical Information About Meghalaya
State Name: Meghalaya
Country: India
Country ISO code: IN
Districts in Meghalaya, India
Alphabetical list of districts of Meghalaya
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