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Meghalaya Map

 
Meghalaya State Map
* Meghalaya Map showing major roads, railways, rivers, state highway, national highways, seaports, district boundaries etc.

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Formation Year:          January 21, 1972

Location:                        North-east India

Capital:                           Shillong

Largest city:                   Shillong

Number of Districts:    11

 Area:                              22,429 sq km

Area Rank:                    23rd  

Population:                    2,966,889

Sex Ratio:                        989 F/1000 M

Density:                           132/km2

Literacy:                           75%

Official Languages:         English, Garo, Khasi

Popular as "Scotland of East and abode of cloud," Meghalaya is one of the north-east states of India. It shares its boundary with Assam in the east and north and in the south and west, it shares its international boundary with Bangladesh. Shillong is the capital and largest city of the state. Though, it was the part of Assam, but on January 21, 1972, it became independent state with its districts of Garo, Ghasi, and Jaintia hills. Though, Garo and Khasi languages are much popular but official language is English.

Geographically, it is mountainous region with plateaus and river basins. The hills of the state are largely consist Archean rock, which consists of rich deposits of valuable minerals including coal, uranium, limestone etc. The important rivers of the state are Daring, Sanda, Bandra, Bhogai, Dareng, Nitai, Simsang, Umkhri, Digaru, Umiam, Myngot, Umiam, Mawpa etc. Interestingly, these rivers have deep gorges as well as beautiful waterfalls.

The state is the wettest region of India, recording an average of 1200 cm of rains a year. The town of Cherrapunji located in the Khasi Hills holds the world record for most rain in a calendar month. On the other hand, the village of Mawsynram, located nearby Cherrapunji, holds the record for the most rain in a year. About 70% of the state is forested. The forests of the state are remarkable for their biodiversity of mammals, birds, and plants.

The state has also rich local culture and tradition; however, unlike most of the other parts of the country, it has matrilineal system in which the lineage and inheritance are traced through women. Normally, the youngest daughter inherits all properties; however, she is also liable to take care of her parents.

STATE   SYMBOL

State Animal:                                  Clouded Leopard

State Bird:                                        Hill Myna

State Tree:                                       Gamari

State Flower:                                   Lady Slipper Orchid

 Meghalaya District Map
Meghalaya District Map East Garo Hills District Map East Kashi Hills District Map
Jaintia Hills District Map Ri-Bhoi District Map South Garo Hills District Map
West Garo Hills District Map West Kashi Hills District Map    
           
 Meghalaya Road Map
Meghalaya Road Map East Garo Hills Road Map East Kashi Hills Road Map
Jaintia Hills Road Map Ri-Bhoi Road Map South Garo Hills Road Map
West Garo Hills Road Map West Kashi Hills Road Map    
           
 Meghalaya Thematic Map
Meghalaya Political Map Meghalaya Forest Map    
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 Meghalaya Outline Map
Meghalaya Outline Map East Garo Hills Outline Map East Kashi Hills Outline Map
Jaintia Hills Outline Map Ri-Bhoi Outline Map South Garo Hills Outline Map
West Garo Hills Outline Map West Kashi Hills Outline Map    
           
 Meghalaya Location Map
Meghalaya Location Map East Garo Hills Location Map East Kashi Hills Location Map
Jaintia Hills Location Map Ri-Bhoi Location Map South Garo Hills Location Map
West Garo Hills Location Map West Kashi Hills Location Map    
           
 Meghalaya Railway Map
Meghalaya Railway Map East Garo Hills Railway Map East Kashi Hills Railway Map
Jaintia Hills Railway Map Ri-Bhoi Railway Map South Garo Hills Railway Map
West Garo Hills Railway Map West Kashi Hills Railway Map    
           
 Meghalaya River Map
Meghalaya River Map East Garo Hills River Map East Kashi Hills River Map
Jaintia Hills River Map Ri-Bhoi River Map South Garo Hills River Map
West Garo Hills River Map West Kashi Hills River Map    
           
 Meghalaya National Highway Map
Meghalaya National Highway Map East Garo Hills National Highway Map East Kashi Hills National Highway Map
Jaintia Hills National Highway Map Ri-Bhoi National Highway Map South Garo Hills National Highway Map
West Garo Hills National Highway Map West Kashi Hills National Highway Map    
           
 Meghalaya Blank Map
Meghalaya Blank Map East Garo Hills Blank Map East Kashi Hills Blank Map
Jaintia Hills Blank Map Ri-Bhoi Blank Map South Garo Hills Blank Map
West Garo Hills Blank Map West Kashi Hills Blank Map    
           
 Meghalaya Tourist Map
Meghalaya Tourist Map East Garo Hills Tourist Map East Kashi Hills Tourist Map
Jaintia Hills Tourist Map Ri-Bhoi Tourist Map South Garo Hills Tourist Map
West Garo Hills Tourist Map West Kashi Hills Tourist Map