Tucked away in the hills of eastern sub-Himalayas is Meghalaya, one of the most beautiful states in the country. Nature has blessed her with abundant rainfall, sun-shine, virgin forests, high plateaus, tumbling waterfalls, crystal clear rivers, meandering streamlets and above all with sturdy, intelligent and hospitable people.
Emergence of Meghalaya as an Autonomous State on 2nd April 1970 and as a full-fledged State on 21st January 1972 marked the beginning of a new era of the geo-political history of North Eastern India. It also marked the triumph of peaceful democratic negotiations, mutual understanding and victory over violence and intrigue.
The State of Meghalaya is situated in the North East of India. It extends for about 300 kilometres in length and about 100 kilometres in breadth. It is bounded on the north by Goalpara, Kamrup and Nogong districts, on the east by Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills districts, all of Assam, and on the south and west by Bangladesh.
Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya is located at an altitude of 1496 metres above sea level. Shillong, which was made Assam's capital in 1874, remained so till January 1972, following the formation of Meghalaya. The capital city derives its name from the manifestation of the creator called Shyllong.
Meghalaya is subject to vagaries of the monsoon. The climate varies with altitude. The climate of Khasi and Jaintia Hills is uniquely pleasant and bracing. It is neither too warm in summer nor too cold in winter, but over the plains of Garo Hills, the climate is warm and humid, except in winter. The Meghalayan sky seldom remains free of clouds.
|Population||22,429 Sq. Km|
|Languages||Khasi, Pnar, Garo & English|
|Density||132 Per Sqr. Km|
|Literacy Rate||74.43 %|
Meghalaya Districts, Health Blocks and Health Facilities
|Sl.No.||District Name/ Headquarter||Health Block Name|
|1||East Khasi Hills District Headquarter: Shillong||Mylliem Block|
|Shella Bholaganj Block||Mawsynram Block|
|2||West Khasi Hills District Headquarter: Nongstoin||Nongstoin Block|
|3||South West Khasi Hills District Headquarter: Mawkyrwat||Mawkyrwat Block|
|4||Ri Bhoi District Headquarter: Nongpoh||Umsning Block|
|5||West Jaintia Hills District Headquarter: Jowai||Thadlaskein|
|6||East Jaintia Hills District Headquarter: Khliehriat||Thadlaskein|
|7||East Garo Hills District Headquarter: Williamnagar||Dambo Rongjeng Block|
|8||West Garo Hills District Headquarter: Tura||Rongram Block|
|9||North Garo Hills District Headquarter: Resubelpara||Resubelpara Block|
|10||South West Garo Hills District Headquarter: Ampati||Betasing Block|
|11||South Garo Hills District Headquarter: Baghmara||Baghmara Block|