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South West Khasi Hills District : Meghalaya

About District

The South West Khasi Hills district was carved out of the West Khasi Hills district on 3 August 2012. The district occupies an area of 1,341 and the district is located at 25.3106° N, 91.2059° E. The district is bounded on North by West Khasi Hills District, Bangladesh on South, East Khasi Hills District on East and West Khasi Hills and South Garo Hills District on West. The district headquarters is located at Mawkyrwat. As per the Census 2011, the total population of the district is 1,10,152. The district comprises of two Community & Rural Development Blocks viz. Ranikor and Mawkyrwat. The Khasi people predominantly inhabit the districts also known to be one of the earliest ethnic group of settlers in the Indian sub-continent, belonging to the Proto Austroloid Monkhmer race. The places of tourist interests in the districts are Hot Spring, Symper rock, Umngi river, Phlangja-ud cave, Rilang view, points, Tynrong synrang murin, Bombell rock, Syngrangbah cave, Dongnob falls, Syngrang sngi rock, Tynrong manbasa, Tynnnai view point, Kyllai Lyngsngun peak, lawpaw plateau, Ranikor and Gomaghat.


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