East Garo Hills is a district of Meghalaya state in India. Williamnagar is the district headquarter of East Garo Hills district.
Geography of East Garo Hills
East Garo Hills district is bounded on borth side by State of Assam, on the South side by South Garo Hills district, on the east side by the West Khasi Hills district and on the west side by the West Garo Hills district. District covers the 2603 Sq. km area.
Latitude of East Garo Hills city : 25.24º N & 26.10º N
Longitude of East Garo Hills city : 90º E & 91.3º E
About East Garo Hills District
East Garo Hills district were formed in 1976.
Culture of East Garo Hills District
In East Garo Hills, Garos constitute the majority as is evident from the name of the district. The district also is home for a sizeable population of Rabhas, Hajongs, Koches, Dalus, Banais and Boros. After the Khasis, Garos are the second largest tribe in Meghalaya.The various dialect groups that comprises the Garos are the Duals, Chibok, Ambeng, Matchi, Matabengs, Atong, Akawe (or Awe), Chisak Megam or Lyngngam, Ruga, Gara-Ganching
Civil sub-division in East Garo Hills District
In East Garo Hills District there is one Civil sub-division
Community Development Blocks in East Garo Hills District
In East Garo Hills District there is five Community Development Blocks
Cities and Towns in East Garo Hills District
Tourist Place in East Garo Hills District
Transport in East Garo Hills District
Nearest airport is Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport of Guwahati.
Guwahati is the nearest railhead and is well-connected to the rest of the country.
Buses connect Williamnagar with Shillong, Guwahati & Tura. Meghalaya Transport Corporation (MTC) runs a regular bus service between Williamnagar & Shillong.
Colleges in East Garo Hills District
Economy of East Garo Hills District
Main activity of this district is agriculture based. Rice, maize and other important crops are cultivated here. Some people engaged in animal husbandry, dairy farming, weaving, mining and sericulture.