Meghalaya At a glance

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 Shri Banwarilal Purohit
Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma
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