Cherrapunji

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Sohra

Sohra

Cherrapunji
toun
Cherrapunji haes held the record for heichest rainfaw multiple times in the past
Cherrapunji haes held the record for heichest rainfaw multiple times in the past
Sohra is locatit in Meghalaya
Sohra
Sohra
Location in Meghalaya, India
Sohra is locatit in Indie
Sohra
Sohra
Sohra (Indie)
Coordinates: 25°18′N 91°42′E / 25.3°N 91.7°E / 25.3; 91.7Coordinates: 25°18′N 91°42′E / 25.3°N 91.7°E / 25.3; 91.7
KintraIndie
StateMeghalaya
DestrictEast Khasi Hills
Elevation
1,484 m (4,869 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Tot14,816
 • Density397/km2 (1,030/sq mi)
Leids
 • OffeecialKhasi, Inglis
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code03637
Precipitation11,777 millimetres (463.7 in)
ClimateCwb
Wabsteidhttp://cherrapunjee.gov.in/

Cherrapunji (the historic name Sohra is mair commonly uised, an alternative spellins are Cherrapunjee an Charrapunji) is a subdiveesional toun in the East Khasi Hills destrict in the Indie state o Meghalaya. It is the tradeetional caipital o the Nongkhlaw hima (Khasi tribal chieftainship constitutin a petty state) kent as Sohra or Churra.

Cherrapunji is creditit as bein the wettest place on Yird, but nearbi Mawsynram currently haulds that distinction. Cherrapunji still haulds the aw-time record for the maist rainfaw in a calendar month an in a year, houever: it received 9,300 millimetres (370 in; 30.5 ft) in Julie 1861 an 26,461 millimetres (1,041.8 in; 86.814 ft) atween 1 August 1860 an 31 Julie 1861.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Most annual rainfall". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 2012-05-07.