Capital of Meghalaya State in India

Capital of Meghalaya: Shillong

Population : 216,606 (estimated data in 2018)
Language known : English is the official dialect (Language) of the state while Khasi is the dominatingly talked dialect (Language) in Shillong. English, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese and Nepali are additionally broadly talked in the city.
Land area : 64.36 km²
Established year : 1972
‘The Adobe of Clouds’, Meghalaya has Shillong as its capital. The city has earned the title of ‘Scotland of the East’ as it reminded the European visitors of Scotland.

Shillong became the capital of Meghalaya when the state separated from Assam in the beginning of 1972. An interesting thing about shilling is that it enjoys an equal distribution of men and women – exactly 50%. The literacy rate of the capital is 80% which is very high as compared to that of the nation of 59.6%. 

Some famous tourist places include Elephant Falls, Umaim Lake, Shillong View Point, Don Bosco Museum, Nohkalikai Falls and Phan Nonglait Park. Other places of interest include Lady Hydrai Park, Mary Help of Christians Cathedral, Spread Eagle Falls, etc. Some places not to be missed include Captain Williamson Sangma State Museum, Air force Museum and Shillong Plateau.

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