East Khasi Hills District

Population: 824,059 (2011)

State: Meghalaya

Language: Khasi

Headquarters: Shillong


Date of Formation: On 28th October 1976, Khasi Hills District was split into East Khasi Hills District and West Khasi Hills District.

Area: 2820 square kilometers

Density of Population: 292 people per square kilometer

Literacy Rate: 84.70 % - Male: 85.26 %, Female: 84.15 %

Male Female Ratio: 1000:1008


Boundaries of East Khasi Hills District


North East: Karbi Anglong District, Assam

North: Ri-Bhoi District, Meghalaya

South: Bangladesh

East: Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya

West: West Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya


East Khasi Hills District Average Rainfall: 4439.44 mm

East Khasi Hills District Average Temperature in Summer: 26.64 deg C

East Khasi Hills District Average Temperature in Winter: 16.55 deg C





Blocks: Khatarshnong Laitkroh, Mawkynrew, Mawphlang, Mawryngkneng, Mawsynram, Mylliem, Pynsursla, Shella Bholaganj

Assembly Constituencies: Nongspung, Sohiong, Mylliem, Malki, Nongthymmai, Laitumkhrah, Pynthorumkhrah, Jaiaw, Mawkhar, Mawprem, Laban, Mawlai, Sohryngkham, Dienglieng, Nongkrem, Lyngkyrdem, Nongshken, Mawsynram, Sohra, Shella


East Khasi Hills District Nearby Attractions


1. Ward’s Lake and Botanical Garden

2. Butterfly Museum

3. Meghalaya State Museum

4. Lady Hydari Park

5. Shillong Peak

7. Spread Eagle Falls

8. Bishop and Beadon Falls

9. Golf Course

10. Cathedral Church

11. Sweet Falls

12. Viewpoint at Phlangwanbroi

13. Mawsmai Cave

14. Mawsmai Falls

15. Nohkalikai Falls

16. Mot Trop

17. Kynrem Falls

18. Mawjymbuin Caves

19. Symper Peak

20. Crinoline Falls

21. Shillong Viewpoint

22. Viewpoint at Khyrdop Mawlieh

23. Laitshyngiar Cave

24. Thangkharang Park

25. Mih Um Spring Lawbah

26. Dainthlen Falls Sohra

27. Laitkynsew Viewpoint


East Khasi Hills District Facts: This is the most populous district of Meghalaya. NH 44 and NH 40 pass through this district connecting Shillong with Guwahati and Silchar. Mawlynnong Village here has been declared as the cleanest village in Asia in 2003 and the cleanest village in India in 2005 by the travel magazine, Discover India.  


Major Agricultural Products: Rice, maize, wheat, pulses, potato, spices, medicinal plants, mushroom


What is East Khasi Hills District Famous For: Shillong Peak, the highest in the state


Famous People From East Khasi Hills District: George Gilbert Swell


East Khasi Hills District Pin Codes

Last Updated : Thursday Jun 14 , 2012


Places in East Khasi Hills District