East Jaintia Hills district

East Jaintia Hills district is a district with its headquarters at Khliehriat in Meghalaya state of India. The district was carved out of Jaintia Hills district on 31 July 2012.

East Jaintia Hills district

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Location of East Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya
Location of East Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya
CountryIndia
StateMeghalaya
HeadquartersKhliehriat
Government
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies3
Area
 • Total2,126 km2 (821 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total395,124
 • Density190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy53%
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highwaysNH-6
Websiteeastjaintiahills.gov.in

Khliehriat and Saipung are the two community and rural development blocks of the district.[1]

HistoryEdit

East Jaintia Hills District was carved out of the erstwhile Jaintia Hills District on 31 July 2012. Khliehriat, the district headquarters, was created as an administrative unit on August 14, 1976 and was upgraded to a civil sub division on May 27, 1982 before finally becoming the district headquarters. [2]

GeographyEdit

The total area of the district is 2115 km2. The district comprises 2 community and rural development blocks viz. Khliehriat C&RD Block, and Saipung C&RD Block with the following boundaries:

DivisionsEdit

East Jaintia Hills district is divided into two blocks, namely:

[3]

Name Headquarters Population Location
Khliehriat Khliehriat
Saipung Saipung

DemographicsEdit

Mainly inhabited by the Pnars, Khynriam and the Biates, East Jaintia Hills has a population of 395,124 residing in 206 villages. [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "East Jaintia Hills".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Meghalaya Administrative Divisions (PDF) (Map). The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India, New Delhi, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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