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Meghalaya – General Introduction

Meghalaya – General Introduction (General Knowledge)

Meghalaya – General Introduction (General Knowledge)

Meghalaya is known as ‘Abode of Clouds’ in Sanskrit and is one of the seven northeast states of India. Meghalaya is famous for its high rainfall, subtropical forest and biodiversity.

  • State – Meghalaya
  • Country – India
  • Capital – Shillong
  • Date of Foundation – 21 January 1972
  • Total Area – 8,660 sq.mi
  • Governor – Satya Pal Malik
  • Chief minister – Conrad Kangkal Sangma
  • Lok Sabha seat – 2
  • Rajya Sabha seat – 1
  • District – 11
  • Neighbouring states – Assam
  • Neighbouring countries – Bangladesh
  • Largest city – Shillong
  • Language – English, Khasi
  • Literacy Rate – 62.56%
  • Literacy Rank – 24th
  • Population Rank – 23ed
  • State Animal – Clouded leopard
  • State Tree – White teak
  • State Flower – Lady’s Slipper
  • State Bird – Hill Myna
  • State Fruit – Sophie
  • State River – Simsang
  • State Dance – Shad Sukmysien

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