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West Garo Hills District, Meghalaya

West Garo Hills is one of the largest district of Meghalaya located in the western part of the State. The Garo Hills district was divided into two districts, viz the West Garo Hills district and the East Garo Hills district in October 1976. The erstwhile West Garo Hills district was further divided into two administrative districts of West and South Garo Hills on June 1992. The district headquarters of West Garo Hills is Tura, which is the second largest town in the State after Shillong.

The West Garo Hills district lies on the western part of the state of Meghalaya bounded by the East Garo Hills district on the east, the South Garo Hills on the south-east, the Goalpara district of Assam on the north and north-west and Bangladesh on the south. The total Geographical Area of the district is 3677 Sq.Km. As per census 2011, the total population of the district is 4,70,796 of which Male 2,37,024 are males and 2,33,772 are females.

The West Garo Hills district is mostly hilly with plains fringing the northern, western and the south-western borders. There are three important mountain ranges in the districts of Garo Hills:
Tura Range, Arbella Range & Ranggira Range. The places of tourist interests in the districts are Nokrek Biosphere Reserve, Daribokgre Rural Tourism (Nokrek Biosphere Reserve), Tura Peak, Pelga Falls, Wadagokgre, Kata Beel, Darga of Hazrat Shah Kamal Baba, Mir Jumla's Tomb, Arbella Peak, Kima Songa (Totems or memorial posts) and Asanangre etc.

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Last Updated
Feb 20, 2017
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