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Official seal of Meghalaya
Kintra Indie
Fuirmation21 Januar 1972
Lairgest ceetyShillong
 • GovrenorBanwarilal Purohit
 • Chief MeenisterMukul Sangma (INC)
 • LegislaturUnicameral (60 seats)
 • Pairliamentar constituencyRajya Sabha 1
Lok Sabha 2
 • Heich CourtMeghalaya Heich Court
 • Total22429 km2 (8,660 sq mi)
Area rank23rd
 • Total3,211,000
 • Rank23rd[1]
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-ML
HDIIncrease 0.585 (medium)
HDI rank19t (2005)
Leeteracy75.84% (24t)[1]
Offeecial leidInglis,[2] Khasi, Garo
It receivit the status o a full-fledgit State in 1971 bi the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act 1971

Meghalaya (/mɡˈɑːləjə/[3] or US /ˌmɡəˈlə/;[4] /meːɡʱaːləj(ə)/[citation needit]) is a state in northeast Indie. The name means "the abode o cloods" in Sanskrit. The population o Meghalaya as o 2016 is estimatit tae be 3,211,474.[5] Meghalaya covers a aurie o approximately 22,430 square kilometers, wi a lenth tae breadth ratio o aboot 3:1.[6]

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  1. a b "List of states with Population, Sex Ratio and Literacy Census 2011". Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  2. "Report of the Commissioner for linguistic minorities: 47th report (July 2008 to June 2010)" (PDF). Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India. pp. 122–126. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 13 Mey 2012. Retrieved 16 Februar 2012.
  3. "Definition of Meghalaya in English from the Oxford Dictionary". Oxford Dictionary. Archived frae the original on 2012-08-19. Retrieved April 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. Define Meghalaya at
  5. "Fact sheet on meghalaya" (PDF). 10 Mairch 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  6. Meghalaya IBEF, India (2013)

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