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South Garo Hills District : Meghalaya

About District

The South Garo Hills district lies in the southern part of the state of Meghalaya, and was created on 18th June, 1992 by bifurcating West Garo Hills district into two administrative districts as West and South Garo Hills. The district is hilly with difficult terrain with its headquarter at Baghmara, the only town in the district. The district is situated between 25°10’ and 25°35’N latitudes and 90°15 and 91°0’ E longitude. It covers an area of 1887 sq. Km. It is bounded in the North by East Garo Hills, in the East by the west Khasi Hills district, in the West by West Garo Hills district and in the South by Bangladesh. The district headquarters of South Garo Hills is Baghmara. The total population of the district is 1,42,574. The district is divided into four Community and Rural Devlopment Blocks viz. Baghmara, Chokpot, Gasuapara and Rongara. The places of tourist interests in the district are Balpakram National Park, Boldak Matchu Karam, Chidimak, Matchru, Areng Patal, Goncho Dare, Dikkini Ring, Rongsaljong Agal, Rongsobok Rongkol and Siju Cave.

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