West Khasi Hills District

Population: 385,601 (2011)

State: Meghalaya

Language: Khasi

Headquarters: Nongstoin


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

Area: 5247 square kilometers

Density of Population: 73 people per square kilometer

Literacy Rate: 79.30 % - Male: 80.29 %, Female: 78.30 %

Male Female Ratio: 1000:981


Boundaries of West Khasi Hills District


North West: Kamrup District, Assam

North East: Ri-Bhoi District, Meghalaya

South: Bangladesh

East: East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya

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


West Khasi Hills District Average Rainfall: 3524.7 mm

West Khasi Hills District Average Temperature in Summer: 27.62 deg C

West Khasi Hills District Average Temperature in Winter: 17.37 deg C





Major Rivers: Kynshi, Khri, Umngi, Wahblei, Rilang, Riangdo, Tyrsung, Ryndi, Rwiang, Umit Synthi, Btit

Blocks: Mairang, Mawkyrwat, Mawshynrut, Mawthadraishan, Nongstoin, Ranikor

Assembly Constituencies: Mairang, Mawkyrwat, Langrin, Pariong, Nongstoin, Mawthengkut

Hills: Mawthadraishan Range, U Mawleng, Mawhiang Rock, Lum Kyllai Longsngun, Lum Lawpaw, Lum Nongsynrih

Waterfalls: Urnar Bah, Kyllaimaram, Umtham, Kathe, Weinia, Shadthum, Langshianng, Umpynsang, Chinmadare, Lawhasngap


West Khasi Hills District Nearby Attractions


1. Ranikor Fishing Spot

2. The Green Deserts

3. Mawthadraishan Peak

4. Nongkhnum River Island

5. Thum Falls

6. Weinia Falls

7. Langshiang Falls

8. Akrem Hot Spring

9. Kyllang Rock


West Khasi Hills District Facts: Langshiang Falls located here is the third highest waterfall in India. There are 23 dialects spoken here and Khasi language is the linking language. This is the largest district in Meghalaya by area.            


Major Agricultural Products: Paddy, maize, millets, potato, ginger, turmeric, oilseed, black pepper, arecanut, betel leaves, plums, pears, peach


Other Industries: Sericulture, handloom, fishery, animal husbandry


Flora: Teak, sal, titachap, gamari, makri sal, pitcher plants


Fauna: Elephants, apes, monkeys, deer, sambar, tigers, wild boars, bears, leopards


Mineral Resources: Sillimanite, coal, limestone, uranium


What is West Khasi Hills District Famous For: Number of waterfalls


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Last Updated : Thursday Jun 14 , 2012


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