Meghalaya State Information
Districts in Meghalaya
Meghalaya state map:
Meghalaya state capital city is Shillong. The total area of the state is 22,429 Km.Sq. According to recent census the total population of the state was 2,318,822 among them male population is 1,176,087 and female population is 1,142,735. Sex ratio of the state is 986 females per 1000 males and literacy rate is 75 %.
Meghalaya state vehicle registration code is ML.
Chief Minister of the state is Mukul Sangma and Governor is V. Shanmuganathan.
|Meaning of Meghalaya||The abode of clouds|
|Time Zone||IST (UTC+05:30)|
|State Formation Day||21-Jan-72|
|People of the state called as||Meghalayan|
|Females per 1000 Males||986|
|Literacy Rate||75 %|
|State Vehicle Registration Code||ML|
|Languages||English, Khasi and Garo|
|No. of districts||11|
|Chief Minister||Mukul Sangma|
|State Animal||Clouded Leopard|
|State Flower||Lady's Slipper|
|State Bird||Hill myna|
|State Tree||White Teak|
Important Festivals of the state:
Behdienkhlam, Shad Suk Mynsiem, Wangala, Ka Pomblang Nongkrem, Umsan Nongkharai, Saram Cha'A, Doregata Dance Festival, Lahoo Dance Festival, Chambil Mesara or Pomelo Dance Festival, Shad Beh Sier are the major festivals celebrated in Meghalaya state.
Top tourist places in Meghalaya:
Double Decker Living Root Bridge, Don Bosco Center for Indigenous Cultures, Mawlynnong Waterfall (Shillong), Nohkalikai Falls (Cherrapunjee), Mawsmai Cave, Umium Lake, Laitlum Canyons, Roots Bridges, Umiam Lake, Ward's Lake, Elephant Falls (Shillong), Shillong View Point, Sa-I-Mika Park, All Saints Church, Mawjymbuin Cave (Shillong), Air Force Museum, Ward's Lake, Mawphlang Sacred Forest, Shillong Peak, Cathedral Catholic Church, Nohsngithiang Falls (Cherrapunjee), Kynrem Falls, Police Bazar, Lady Hydari Park, Seven Sisters Falls, Mawkdok Dympep Valley, Iewduh Bara Bazar, Dain-Thlen Falls, Ka Khoh Ramhah, Mawmluh Cave are the major tourist attractions of the state.
Rice, Maize, oranges (Khasi Mandarian), pineapple, banana, jackfruits, plums, potato, turmeric, ginger, black pepper, arecanut, betelvine, tapioca, short staple cotton, jute and mesta, mustard and rapeseed are the major crops that are cultivated mostly in the state.
Important Rivers of the state:
Daring, Sanda, Bandra, Bhogai, Dareng, Simsang, Nitai and the Bhupai. are the major rivers that flow in Meghalaya.
Jadoh, Nakham Bitchi, Dohkhlieh, Pumaloi, Daineiiong, Mylliem chicken, Tungrymbai, Pukhlein, Pudoh, Putharao are few of the many varieties of Meghalaya.
Assam, Nagaland are the neighbouring states of Meghalaya.
Districts in the state and their information is given below.
|East Garo Hills||317618||161372||156246|
|East Khasi Hills||824059||410360||413699|
|South Garo Hills||142574||73322||69252|
|West Garo Hills||642923||324900||318023|
|West Khasi Hills||385601||194628||190973|
Banks and their branches:
|Sno.||Bank Name||No. of branches|
|4||Bank Of Baroda||6|
|5||Bank Of India||4|
|6||Bank Of Maharashtra||1|
|7||Bharatiya Mahila Bank Limited||1|
|9||Central Bank Of India||10|
|14||ICICI Bank Limited||8|
|17||Indian Overseas Bank||3|
|19||Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited||1|
|20||Oriental Bank Of Commerce||1|
|21||Punjab And Sind Bank||1|
|22||Punjab National Bank||10|
|23||South Indian Bank||1|
|24||State Bank Of India||106|
|27||Union Bank Of India||5|
|28||United Bank Of India||16|