As per Provisional population figures of 2011 Census, the total population is 8,24,059.

Demographic Label Value
Capital Shillong
Area 2748 Sq. Km.
Location The district lies between 25°07” & 25°41” N Lat. and 91°21” & 92°09” E Long
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 8,24,059
Households 1,60,832 (Excluding Institutional Households)
Density 292 Per Sq. Kms.
Literacy Rate

Total Literacy* 84.70 %

(Male : 85.26 % & Female 84.15 %)

*Literacy rate is the percentage of literates to population aged 7 years and above


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 Language English
Total No. of Assemby Constituencies

12-Reserved Seat & 3-Unreserved Seat. (DC East Khasi Hills)

2-Reserved Seat. (SDO Civil Sohra)

Civil Sub-Division 2 (Sohra & Pynursla)
Community & Rural Development Blocks 11