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Meghalaya at a Glance

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Established 21st January 1972
Area 22,720 sq km
Capital Shillong
Largest city Shillong
Legislature (seats) Unicameral (60)
Banwarilal Purohit
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma (INC)
Official languages Khasi, Pnar, Garo, Hindi, English
Population 2,306,069 (2001 Census)
Literacy 63.31%
Climate Cool, Bracing all year through Maximum Temp- 25° minimum 1° or 2 °,
Best time to visit March to July
Average Rainfall 1200 cm per annum
Highest Point Shillong Peak (1965 m)
Important Towns Sohra, Tura, Jowai, Nongstoin, Williamnagar, Nongpoh and Baghmara
Racial Origin of the People Austro Monkhmer,Tibeto-Burman
Wildlife Animals: Elephant,Tiger, Leopard, Bear, Panther.
Birds – Ducks, Hornbill, Myna.
Major Minerals Resources Coal, Limestone, Sillimanite, Dolomite, Fireclay, Felspar, Quartz and Glass-sand.
Principal Forest Produce Timber, Bamboo, Reed, Cane, Ipecac, Medicinal herbs and Plants, Cinnamon, Lemon-grass and Thatch-grass.
Major Rivers Daring, Sanda, Bandra, Bhogai, Dareng, Simsang, Nitai, Bhupai, Umkhri, Digaru, Umiam, Kynchiang (Jadukata), Mawpa, Umiew or Barapani, Myngot and Myntdu.
Agriculture Rice, Maize, Patato, Cotton, Orange, Ginger, Tezpata, Arecanut, Jute, Mesta, Banana and Pineapple.
Major Hill Stations Cherrapunjee and Shillong
Government meghalaya.nic.in
Tourism megtourism.gov.in
Districts (7) East Khasi Hills,West Khasi Hills,East Garo Hills,West Garo Hills,South Garo Hills,Jaintia Hills and Ri Bhoi.