Meghalaya GK in Brief

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Meghalaya GK in Brief
Meghalaya GK in Brief

Hello Friends, Check out theMeghalaya GK” in Brief, Here we include a quick overview about Meghalaya like its  Rivers, Dams, Festivals, GI tagged Products,  Current Chief Ministers & Governors, protected areas of Meghalaya and State Symbols. Later we will be covered each of this  topic in details.

Meghalaya GK in Brief

❖ History
◗ Meghalaya was formed by carving out two districts from the state of Assam: the United Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills, and the Garo Hills on 21 January 1972.

• Meghalaya meaning ➞ “abode of clouds”.

• State Hood Day ➞ 21 January
• Capital ➞ Shillong
• Area ➞ 22,429 Km2
• Chief Minister ➞ Conrad Sangma (NPP)
• Governor ➞ Satya Pal Malik

• Official Language ➞ English

❖ Symbols of Karnataka
• State Animal ➞ Clouded leopard
• State Bird ➞ Hill myna
• State Tree  ➞ Gamhar
• State Flower ➞ Lady’s Slipper Orchid

❖ Border State
• Assam

❖ Border Country
• Bangladesh

❖ Important Nick Names
• Shillong ➞ Scotland of East

✪ Lok Sabha (2 seats) Rajya Sabha (1 seats)
✪ Density ➞ 130 / km2
✪ Sex Ratio ➞ 986/1000
✪ Literacy Rate ➞ 75.84%

★ Geographical Indications tagged Products of Meghalaya
• Khasi Mandarin
• Memong Narang

❖ Major Tribal Communities
• Garo
• Khasi
• Jaintia
• Chakma
• Hajong
• Koch
• Mikir
• Lakhar
• Raba
• Synteng

➲ High Court ➞ Meghalaya High Court
➲ Chief Justice ➞ Sanjib Banerjee

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❖ Famous Festivals
• Shad Suk Mynsiem
• Nongkrem Festival
• Behdeinkhlam Festival
• Shad Sukra
• Wangala Festival

❖ Folk Dance
• Nongkrem Dance
• Shad Suk Mynsiem
• Bahdienkhlam
• Lahoo Dance
❖ National Park (NP) of Meghalaya
• Balphakram National Park
• Nokrek National Park

❖ Wildlife Sanctuaries of Meghalaya
• Baghmara Pitcher Plant Wildlife Sanctuary
• Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary
• Siju Wildlife Sanctuary
• Narpuh Wildlife Sanctuary

❖ World Heritage Site of Meghalaya
• Garo Hills Conservation Area

❖ Biosphere Reserve of Meghalaya
• Nokrek Biosphere Reserve

❖ Key Industries of Meghalaya
• Agriculture and food processing
• Floriculture
• Horticulture
• Mining
• Cement
• Tourism
• Hydroelectric power
• Handlooms
• Handicrafts and sericulture

❖ Rivers of Meghalaya
• Umngot (Dwaki) River
• Mynydu River
• Someshwari River
• Kopili River
• Digaru River
• Piyani River

❖ Famous Lake in Meghalaya
• Umiam Lake / Barapani Lake

❖ Important Dams in Meghalaya
• Khandong Dam
• Umiam Dam
• Mawphlang Dam
• Myntdu-Leshka Dam
• Umtru Dam

❖ Famous Waterfalls of Meghalaya
• Nohkalikai Falls
• Elephant Falls
• Byrdaw Falls
• Kiang Suri Falls
• Nohsngithiang Falls
• Kynrem Falls
• Bishop Falls
• Sweet Falls
• Langshiang Falls
• Seven Sister Waterfall

❖ Important Hills of Meghalaya
• Garo Hills
• Tura Peak
• Jaintiya Hills
• KhasiHills

❖ Famous Caves in Meghalaya
• Krem Liat Prah [Longest Natural Cave in South Asia, Location-Jaintia Hills]
• Siju Caves (Location- Garo Hills)
• Mawsmai Cave
• Krem Mawmluh
• Krem Dam
• Krem Lymput

♦ The wettest place in the world – Cherrapunjee, Mawsynram


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