Meghalaya

MEGHALAYA

Meghalaya is a state in northeastern India. The name means “the abode of clouds” in Sanskrit. The population of Meghalaya as of 2016 is estimated to be 3,211,474. Meghalaya covers an area of approximately 22,430 square kilometers, with a length to breadth ratio of about 3:1.

CapitalShillong
Chief MinisterMukulSangma
GovernorV. Shanmuganathan
National parkBalphakram National Park
Nokrek National park
Folk dancesKa Shad Suk Mynsiem – an annual spring dance,
KaPom-BlangNongkrem – Nongkrem dance,
KaPom-Blang, Nongkrem,
Ka- Shad Shyngwiang-Thangiap
Laho Dance
Important festivalsBehdienkhlam
Shad Suk Mynsiem
Wangala
KaPomblang Nongkrem – famous festival of Meghalaya
Population census 20112,966,889(increased by 29.75%)
Area (sq km census 2011)22,429
Density132
Sex – Ratio989
Literacy74.43%
Major mineral resourcesLead – Zinc