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Meghalaya

Capital Shillong
Date of Attaining Statehood 21 January 1972
Population (Census 2011) 29,64,001
Area 22,429 Sq. Km
Districts 7
Official Language Khasi, Puar and Garo with Engilish
Other Languages/Dialects Garo has close affinity with Koch & Boda language. It has many dialects e.g. Abeng or Aurbengh, Along, Akarve (or Alve) Matchi, Dual, Uibok, Chisak Megam or Lyngugam, Ruga, Gao-Ganching.   Puan is spoken by Tribal group e.g. Khyniram, Bhoi, Puai and War.  
Population Composition Decadal Population Growth Rate (2001- 2011, Census 2011) 645185 (27.82%)
Population Density (persons per sq km as per census 2 2001 103
2011 132
Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 males) 2001 972
2011 986
Literacy 2001  
2011 75.48
ST population% (Census 2001) (from website of M/o Tribal Affairs)  
SC population % (Census 2001) (from website of M/o SJ&E)  
Forest Cover India State of Forest Report 2011
Seats in Legislative Assembly 60 (Click to see List[PDF](0 bytes))
Seats in Lok Sabha 2 (1 Shillong, 2 Tura)
Seats in Rajya Sabha 1
Governor Dr. Krishan Kant Paul
Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma
State Portal http://meghalaya.nic.in/
Brief Intro from www.india.gov.in http://www.india.gov.in/knowindia/state_uts.php?id=18

 

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Capital       – Shillong
Population – 29,64,001 (Census 2011)
Area           – 22,429 Sq. Km
Districts     – 7 (Seven)



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Meghalaya Districts
Sl. No. Districts Head Quarter Area % of Area Population
(As per 2011 Census)
% of  Population   Map
1. East Garo Hills Williamnagar 2603 11.61 2,47,555 8.35 East Garo Hills
2. East Khasi Hills Shillong 2752 12.27 6,60,994 22.30 East Khasi Hills
3. Jaintia Hills Jowai 3819 17.03 2,95,692 9.98 Jaintia Hills
4. Ri-Bhoi Nongpoh 2378 10.60 1,92,795 6.50 Ri-Bhoi
5. South Garo Hills Baghmara 1850 8.25 99,105 3.34 South Garo Hills
6. West Garo Hills Tura 3714 16.56 5,15,813 17.40 West Garo Hills
7. West Khasi Hills Nongstoin 5247 23.39 2,94,115 9.92 West Khasi Hills
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