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     Meghalaya is a state in the north eastern part of India.  It is bound on the north and east by Assam, and on the south and west by Bangladesh. Meghalaya, literally meaning the abode of clouds, is essentially a hilly state. It is predominantly inhabited by the Khasis, the Jaintias, and the Garo tribal communities. The Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills, which form the central and eastern part of Meghalaya, is an imposing plateau with rolling grasslands, hills and river valleys. The southern face of the plateau is marked by deep gorges and abrupt slopes, at the foot of which, a narrow strip of plain land runs along the international border with Bangladesh.  This North Eastern State has Shillong as its Capital.  This State has a Population of 2,318,822 and is divided into 7 Districts.  There are 39 Panchayat Blocks,  Panchayat Villages, and  Cities & Towns in this State.

Roads: Six national highways pass through Meghalaya. The State has 7,860.16 km.

Aviation: The only airport of the Meghalaya state is in Umroi, 35 km from Shillong.

Meghalaya is dotted with a number of lovely tourist spots, where nature unveils herself in all her glory. Shillong, the capital city, has a number of beautiful spots. They are Ward’s Lake, Lady Hydari Park, Bishop Beadon Falls, Elephant Falls, Umiam Lake, Mini Zoo and Shillong Peak overlooking the city and the Shillong Golf Course, which is one of the best in the country.

 

Vicas Directory > Regional > Asia > India > State: Meghalaya > Districts:  

     1.  East Garo Hills District

     2.  East Khasi Hills District

     3.  Jaintia Hills District

     4.  Ri Bhoi District

     5.  South Garo Hills District

     6.  West Garo Hills District

     7.  West Khasi Hills District

 

Vicas Directory > Regional > Asia > India > State: Meghalaya > Cities and Towns:   

S. No.

Place

Population

1.

Shillong

267,662

2.

Tura

58,978

3.

Jowai

25,057

4.

Nongstoin

23,106

5.

Williamnagar

18,247

6.

Resubelpara

17,660

7.

Nongpoh

13,180

8.

Mairang

11,492

9,

Cherrapunjee

10,086

 10. Baghmara

 8,643  

 
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