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District Profile

West Khasi Hills District was carve out of the state of Meghalaya in the year 1976 on the 28 day of October which in fact is the largest of all seven districts in the state of Meghalaya and since its birth, has been the least explored till recent years. It spreads through the heart of the state running high with.


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Demography

DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF WEST KHASI HILLS In 2011, West Khasi Hills had population of 385,601 of which male and female were 194,628 and 190,973 respectively. There was change of 30.25 percent in the population compared to population as per 2001. In the previous census of India 2001, West Khasi Hills District recorded increase of 33.05 percent to its population compared.


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Physiography

The District may be divided into four broad geographical units. There is the Western sector with dense jungles with an elevation of 600 to 900 metres, bordering the Garo Hills. In the Southern sector, especially the south-eastern part, the hills slope rather abruptly to an elevation of about 150 metres, close to the plains of Bangladesh. In the Northern sector..


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Resources

Flora & Fauna : The district is blessed with a rich heritage of flora comprising of Khasi pines in the higher altitude areas and Teak, Sal,Titachap, Gamari and Makri Sal in the lower reaches. Orchids and pitcher plants are also found in many pockets. However, with the passage of time, owing to the deforestation process most of the species have .


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People

The People comprises of eight Syiemships viz., Nongstoin, Nongkhlaw, Maharam, Myriaw, rambrai, Mawiang, Langrin Nobosophoh, together with the three Sirdarships of Jyrngam, Riangsih and Nonglang. The Headquarters of each of the Syiemships and Sirdarships are tabulated in the following tables The people of the District have their distinct dialects of about 23 in number. Majority of these dialectical groups, understand.


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Culture

Khasi society has greatly been transformed by many factors which have arisen in recent times. Adoption of the Western style of life, especially among the literate and educated, have been quite rapid although the matrilineal laws of inheritance and succession and the other cultural traits are still retained. The social and cultural events of West Khasi hills district is .


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Heritage

The District may be divided into four broad geographical units. There is the Western sector with dense jungles with an elevation of 600 to 900 metres, bordering the Garo Hills. In the Southern sector, especially the south-eastern part, the hills slope rather abruptly to an elevation of about 150 metres, close to the plains of Bangladesh. In the Northern sector..


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