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 Conrad Sangma and Governor is Tathagata Roy.

Electricity board in Meghalaya:

  • Regulatory Commission - Meghalaya State Electricity Regulatory Commission
  • Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited

Electricity Tariff Slabs and Rates:

  • 1 to 100 units = Rs.3.15 per unit
  • 101 to 200 units = Rs.3.75 per unit
  • 201 and above units = Rs.5.0 per unit

Quick Facts:

State Meghalaya
Meaning of Meghalaya The abode of clouds
Country India
Time Zone IST (UTC+05:30)
State Formation Day 21-Jan-72
Capital City Shillong
People of the state called as Meghalayan
Area 22,429 Km.sq
Population 2,318,822
Male Population 1,176,087
Female Population 1,142,735
Females per 1000 Males 986
Literacy Rate 75 %
State Vehicle Registration Code ML
Languages English, Khasi and Garo
No. of districts 11
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma
Governor Tathagata Roy
Assembly Constituencies 60
Parliamentary Constituencies 2
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.

Meghalaya Cuisine:

Jadoh, Nakham Bitchi, Dohkhlieh, Pumaloi, Daineiiong, Mylliem chicken, Tungrymbai, Pukhlein, Pudoh, Putharao are few of the many varieties of Meghalaya.

List of Medical Collegs in Meghalaya

  • North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong


Assam, Nagaland are the neighbouring states of Meghalaya.

Districts in the state and their information is given below.

District Population Male Female
East Garo Hills 317618 161372 156246
East Khasi Hills 824059 410360 413699
Jaintia Hills 392852 195641 197211
Ribhoi 258380 132445 125935
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
1 Allahabad Bank 1
2 Andhra Bank 1
3 Axis Bank 7
4 Bank Of Baroda 6
5 Bank Of India 4
6 Bank Of Maharashtra 1
7 Bharatiya Mahila Bank Limited 1
8 Canara Bank 10
9 Central Bank Of India 10
10 Corporation Bank 2
11 Dena Bank 1
12 Federal Bank 2
13 HDFC Bank 15
14 ICICI Bank Limited 8
15 IDBI Bank 6
16 Indian Bank 2
17 Indian Overseas Bank 3
18 Indusind Bank 1
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
25 Syndicate Bank 6
26 UCO Bank 8
27 Union Bank Of India 5
28 United Bank Of India 16
29 Vijaya Bank 5
30 YES Bank 51