State Meghalaya at a Glance

Important Facts about Meghalaya

State

Meghalaya
State Map
Capital Shillong
Date of Formation 21 January 1972
Chief Minister Present Chief Minister – Conrad Sangma (National People’s Party)

List of Chief Ministers of Meghalaya

First Chief Minister – Williamson A. Sangma

Governor Present Governor – Ganga Prasad

List of Governors of Meghalaya

First Governor – Braj Kumar Nehru

Seat of High Court Meghalaya High Court (Shillong)

List of Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court

Members of Rajya Sabha Total number of Seats – 1

1. Smt. Wansuk Syiem (INC)

Members of Parliment (MP Seats) Total number of Seats – 02

MP Constituencies

Updates as per 2019 Election

1. Shillong Present MP Pala, Shri Vincent H
2. Tura Present MP Sangma, Kum. Agatha K.

Number of MLA Seat Total number of Seats – 60

MLA Constituencies

Updates as per 2019 Election

1. Nartiang Present MLA Sniawbhalang Dhar
2. Jowai Present MLA Wailadmiki Shylla
3. Raliang Present MLA Comingone Ymbon
4. Mowkaiaw Present MLA Nujorki Sungoh
5. Sutnga Saipung Present MLA Shitlang Pale
6. Khliehriat Present MLA Kyrmen Shylla
7. Amlarem Present MLA Lahkmen Rymbui
8. Mawhati Present MLA Dasakhiatbha Lamare
9. Nongpoh Present MLA Mayralborn Syiem
10. Jirang Present MLA Sosthenes Sohtun
11. Umsning Present MLA Jason Sawkmie Mawlong
12. Umroi Present MLA George Bankyntiewlang Lyngdoh
13. Mawryngkneng Present MLA David A Nongrum
14. Pynthorumkhrah Present MLA Alexander Laloo Hek
15. Mawlai Present MLA Process T. Sawkmie
16. East Shillong Present MLA Mazel Ampareen Lyngdoh
17. North Shillong Present MLA Adelbert Nongrum
18. West Shillong Present MLA Mohendro Rapsang
19. South Shillong Present MLA Sanbor Shullai
20. Mylliem Present MLA Hamletson Dohling
21. Nongthymmai Present MLA Charles Pyngrope
22. Nongkrem Present MLA Lambor Malngiang
23. Sohiong Present MLA Samlin Malngiang
24. Mawphlang Present MLA Syntar Klas Sunn
25. Mawsynram Present MLA Himalaya Muktan Shangpliang
26. Shella Present MLA Donkupar Roy
27. Pynursla Present MLA Prestone Tynsong
28. Sohra Present MLA Gavin Miguel Mylliem
29. Mawkynrew Present MLA Banteidor Lyngdoh
30. Mairang Present MLA Metbah Lyngdoh
31. Mawthadraishan Present MLA Brolding Nongsiej
32. Nongstoin Present MLA Macmillan Byrsat
33. Rambrai Jyrngam Present MLA Kimfa Sidney Marbaniang
34. Mawshynrut Present MLA Gigur Myrthong
35. Ranikor Present MLA PIUS MARWEIN
36. Mawkyrwat Present MLA Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar
37. Kharkutta Present MLA Rupert Momin
38. Mendipathar Present MLA Marthon Sangma
39. Resubelpara Present MLA Timothy Shira
40. Bajengdoba Present MLA Pongseng Marak
41. Songsak Present MLA Dr. Mukul Sangma
42. Rongjeng Present MLA Jim M Sangma
43. Willamnagar Present MLA Marcuise N. Marak
44. Raksamgre Present MLA Benedic R. Marak
45. Tikrikilla Present MLA Jimmy D. Sangma
46. Phulbari Present MLA S. G. Esmatur Mominin
47. Rajabala Present MLA Dr. Azad Zaman
48. Selsella Present MLA Clement Marak
49. Dadenggre Present MLA James Pangsang Kongkal Sangma
50. North Tura Present MLA Thomas A. Sangma
51. South Tura Present MLA Agatha K. Sangma
52. Rangsakona Present MLA Zenith M. Sangma
53. Ampati Present MLA Dr. Mukul Sangma
54. Mahendraganj Present MLA Dikkanchi D. Shira
55. Salmanpara Present MLA Winnerson D. Sangma
56. Gambegre Present MLA Saleng A. Sangma
57. Dalu Present MLA Brening A. Sangma
58. Rongara Siju Present MLA Rakkam A. Sangma
59. Chokpot Present MLA Lazarus Sangma
60. Baghmara Present MLA Samuel M. Sangma

Number of District 11

Name of the Districts

East Garo Hills
East Jaintia Hills
East Khasi Hills
North Garo Hills
Ri Bhoi
South Garo Hills
South West Garo Hills
South West Khasi Hills
West Garo Hills
West Jaintia Hills
West Khasi Hills

Area 22,429 km2
Rank of state by Area 23rd
Population(2016) 3,211,000
Literacy rate 75.84%
Types Of Religion Christianity (74.59%), Hinduism (11.52%), Islam (4.39%), Sikhism (0.10%), Buddhism (0.33%), Jainism (0.02%), Tribal religions (8.70%), Others (0.35%)
Neighbouring States Assam
Neighbouring Countries  China
Main Language English
Other Languages Khasi (47.05%), Garo (31.41%), Bengali (7.9%), Nepali (2.24%), Hindi (2.15%), Marathi (1.67%), Assamese (1.55%), Other (7.01%)
Biggest River Someshwari River
Number of River 06
Number of Lake – –
Number of Waterfalls 16 (Dainthlen falls, Nohkalikai falls, Khoh Ramhah, Kynrem Falls, Nohsngithiang Falls, Elephant Falls, Spread Eagle Falls, Sweet Falls, Weinia Falls, Thum Falls, Krang Suri, Tyrshi Falls, Thlumuwi Falls, Pelga Falls, Imil-Chang-Dare, Rong’bang Falls)
Coastline – –
Number of Beaches  – –
Number of Mountains  04 (Garo Hills, Khasi Hills, Jaintia Hills, Nokrek Peak)
Agricultural land [Km2]  – –
Forest Land [Km2] 41,700 Km2
Latitude 25.4670° N
Longitude 91.3662° E
City & Town Jowai, Nongstoin, Shillong, Tura, Williamnagar
Transport & Communication Road, Railway, Air
AirPorts 02 (Shillong Airport, Baljek Airport)
International Airports – –
Major Ports – –
Length of National Highways 1204.36 Km
Railway Length 8.76 Km
Major Tourist Places  Mawlynnong Village (Shillong), Laitlum Canyon (Shillong), Double Decker Living Root Bridge (Nongriat Village, Cherapunjee), Ialong Park (Jowai), Balpakram National Park (Tura), Don Bosco Centre for Indigeneous Culture (Mawlai, Shillong), Umiam Lake (Ri Bhoi District, Nongpoh), All Saints Church (Shillong), Mawsmai Cave (Shella Road, Cherapunjee), Mawthadraishan Peak (Nongstoin), Elephant Falls (Shillong), Siju Cave (Tura),
Legislative Assembly Name Meghalaya Legislative Assembly
Emblem
State Dance – –
State Anthem  – –
Cuisine Doh Khlieh, Nahkham, Jadoh, Blood Sausage, Tung-rymbai, pickled bamboo shoots, dumplings (momo), Garos also eat dried fish, dried smoked meats (gran)
State Animal Clouded leopard
State Bird Common hill myna
State Flower Paphiopedilum insigne
State Fruit – –
State tree Gmelina arborea
Sport – –
Number of National Park 02 (Balphakram National Park, Nokrek Ridge National Park)
Number of Wild Life 06 (Nokrek National Park, Selbagre Hoolock Gibbon Reserve, Balpakram National Park, Baghmara Reserve Forest, Siju Bird Sanctuary, Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary)
Number of Parks 12 (Lady Hydari Park, Mattilang Park, Sa-I-Mika Park, Thangkharang Park, Eco Park, Nehru Park, Kharsati Park, Thrills Fun Park, Nokrek National Park, Balpakram National Park, Ialong Park, Iooksi (Kupli) Park)
Number of Museums 12 (Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum, Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, Entomological Museum (Butterfly Museum), Chrysalis the Gallery, Ever Living Museum, Air Force Museum, Forest Museum, Rhino Heritage Museum, Zoological Museum, Anthropological museum, Botanical Museum, Arunachal Museum)
Movie Industry Name  – –
Festivals Ka Shad Suk Mynsiem, Ka Pom-Blang Nongkrem, Ka-Shad Shyngwiang-Thangiap, Ka-Shad-Kynjoh Khaskain, Ka Bam Khana Shnong, Umsan Nongkharai & Shad Beh Sier, Wanma Rongchua, Mangona or Chugana, Behdienkhlam festival
Website meghalaya.gov.in

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