• Meghalaya is located on the North-Eastern part of India. It is one of the major tourist attraction site in North East

• Meghalaya is established on 21 January 1972 after separated from Assam.

• This state surrounded by Bangladesh in south and the west and Assam in north and east. Total area of the state is 22,429 Sq. Km.

• There are total 11 districts in the state.

• Total population in the state is 29, 64,007 according to 2011 census.

• Khasi, Pnar, Garo and English are the main languages in Meghalaya.

• English is the official language of Meghalaya.

• Density in the state is 132 Per Sq. Km while the literacy rate 75.48 %.

• Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya and also the biggest city in the state.

• Shillong is also known as Scotland of East. Shillong, which was made Assam's capital in 1874, remained so till January 1972, following the formation of Meghalaya.

• Daring, Sanda, Manda, Darming, Ringge are the main rivers in the state.

• Cherrapunji holds the world record for most rain in a calendar month, while the village of Mawsynram, near Cherrapunji, holds the record for the most rain in a year.

• Mawlynnong village, in the East Khasi Hills in Meghalaya has won the acclaim of being the cleanest village in Asia.

• The economy of the state is mainly depends on agriculture.

• Sillong, Cherrapunji, Elephant Falls, Umiam Lake, Dawki etc are the major tourist attraction in Meghalaya.

State Symbols of Meghalaya
Category English Term
Animal Clouded leopard
Bird Hill myna
Flower Lady's Slipper Orchid
Tree Gamhar

Districts of Meghalaya
District Headquarters Area (km2) Population (2011) Population Density (/km2)
East Garo Hills Williamnagar 2,603 3,17,618 121
East Khasi Hills Shillong 2,752 8,24,059 292
East Jaintia Hills Khliehriat 2,115 1,22,436 58
North Garo Hills Resubelpara 1,113 1,18,325 106
Ri Bhoi Nongpoh 2,378 2,58,380 109
South Garo Hills Baghmara 1,850 1,42,574 77
South West Garo Hills Ampati 822 1,72,495 210
South West Khasi Hills Mawkyrwat 1,341 1,10,152 82
West Jaintia Hills Jowai 1,693 2,70,352 160
West Garo Hills Tura 3,714 6,42,923 173
West Khasi Hills Nongstoin 5,247 3,85,601 73