Ri Bhoi is an administrative district in the state of Meghalaya in India. Nongpoh is the district headquarters .
Geography of Ri Bhoi
Ri Bhoi District is bounded in the north side by Morigaon District and Nagaon District of Assam, in the east side by Karbi Anglong District of Assam, in the south by East side Khasi Hills and West Khasi Hills Districts and in the West side by West Khasi District. It geographically comprises parts of the Khasi kingdoms viz parts of Mylliem Syiemship, Nongkhlaw Syiemship, whole of Nongpoh Sirdarship (erstwhile Nongpoh Syiemship), Khyrim Syiemship, Nongspung Syiemship, Myrdon Sirdarship and the erstwhile Nongwah Syiemship.Ri Bhoi District contains an area of 2448.00 Sq.KMS
Latitude of Ri Bhoi city : 25 15’ and 26 15’ North
Longitude of Ri Bhoi city : 91 45’ and 92 15’ East
Culture of Ri Bhoi District
Bhois of Ri Bhoi District are the Sub - group of the main Khasi Tribe. In Ri Bhoi District, there are other groups of tribes viz, Garos, who speak the Tibeto - Burman groups of language, whereas the Karbis, Marngars, Mikirs, Bodos and Lalungs use Assamese as their Lingua Franca. Main dances of Ri Bhoi District are Ka Shad Sajer, Ka Shad Krud Ksing, Merriment dances.
Community and Rural Development Blocks in Ri Bhoi District
In Ri Bhoi District there is 3 Community and Rural Development Blocks
Ri Bhoi District has only one Administrative Unit at Patharkhmah.
Tourist Place in Ri Bhoi District
Lum Nehru Park
Economy of Ri Bhoi District
The economy of Ri-Bhoi District is based on sericulture, silk industry, animal husbandry and handloom.