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Basic Statistics

Capital: Shillong

Location: The District lies between 25°07” & 25°41” N Lat. and 91°21” & 92°09” E Long

Total Area: 2748 Sq. Kms.

Bounded by: Ribhoi district in the North, West Jaintia Hills on the East, Bangladesh on the South and West Khasi Hills & South West Khasi Hills on the West

Population (Census 2011): 8,24,059

HouseHolds (Census 2011): 1,60,832 (Excluding Institutional Households)

Density (Census 2011): 292 Per Sq. Kms.

Literacy Rate (Census 2011): Total Literacy* 84.70 %
(Male : 85.26 % & Female 84.15 %)
*Literacy rate is the percentage of literates to population aged 7 years and above

Climate: 4 Seasons
Summer 28ºC Maximum and Winter 3.8ºC Maximum. Average rainfall in the State is 12,000 mm.

Principal Languages: Khasi, Jaintia & Garo.

Official Languages: English.

Total No. Of Assembly Constituencies: 12-Reserved Seat & 3-Unreserved Seat. (DC East Khasi Hills)
2-Reserved Seat. (SDO Civil Sohra)

Civil Sub Division: Sohra Civil Sub Division

Community & Rural Development Blocks: Khadarshnong Laitkroh, Mawkynrew, Mawphlang, Mawryngkneng, Mawsynram, Mylliem, Pynursla, Shella Bholaganj