Ri-Bhoi District

Population: 258,380 (2011)

State: Meghalaya

Language: Bhoi, Karew

Headquarters: Nongpoh


Date of Formation: Ri-Bhoi district was carved out of East Khasi Hills district on 4th June 1992.

Area: 2376 square kilometers

Density of Population: 109 people per square kilometer

Literacy Rate: 77.22 % - Male: 78.52 %, Female: 75.85 %

Male Female Ratio: 1000:951


Boundaries of Ri-Bhoi District


North: Kamrup District, Morigaon District and Nagaon District, Assam

South: East Khasi Hills District and West Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya

East: Karbi Anglong District, Assam

West: West Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya


Ri-Bhoi District Average Rainfall: 1242.8 mm

Ri-Bhoi District Average Temperature in Summer: 30 deg C

Ri-Bhoi District Average Temperature in Winter: 17 deg C





Major Rivers: Umtrew, Umsiang, Umran, Umiam

Blocks: Jirang, Umling, Umsning

Assembly Constituencies: Mawhati, Umroi, Nongpoh, Jirang


Ri-Bhoi District Nearby Attractions


1. Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary

2. Lum Nehru Park

3. Umiam Lake

4. Dwar Ksuid

5. Orchid Resort

6. Lum Sophethneng


Ri-Bhoi District Facts: NH 37 passes through this district but still the other road conditions are poor. This is the second least populous district in Meghalaya next only to South Garo Hills. It is one of the three most backward districts of Meghalaya that is receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Program.


Major Agricultural Products: Paddy, ginger, maize, winter vegetables, pine apple, turmeric


What is Ri-Bhoi District Famous For: Pine apples


Famous People From Ri-Bhoi District: D. D. Lapang


People: Marngars, Karbis, Bodos, Lalungs, Bhois, Garos


Folk Arts: Ka Shad Shohkba, Shad Shutwait, Shad Dongdong, Shad Malangho, Shad Kynjuh Kynthei, Shad Puh Lyngkha, Ka Shad Lakympong, Lukhmi of Namsha, Thaiang, Nongtung, Tyrso, Shad Krudkba, Langhei


Ri-Bhoi District Pin Codes

Last Updated : Thursday Jun 14 , 2012


Places in Ri-Bhoi District