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Nongthymmai is a census town in East Khasi Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya.

Nongthymmai
city
Nongthymmai is located in Meghalaya
Nongthymmai
Nongthymmai
Location in Meghalaya, India
Nongthymmai is located in India
Nongthymmai
Nongthymmai
Nongthymmai (India)
Coordinates: 25°33′49″N 91°54′23″E / 25.5637265°N 91.9064283°E / 25.5637265; 91.9064283Coordinates: 25°33′49″N 91°54′23″E / 25.5637265°N 91.9064283°E / 25.5637265; 91.9064283
Country India
StateMeghalaya
DistrictEast Khasi Hills
Population
 (2001)
 • Total34,209
Languages
 • OfficialEnglish
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationML

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2001 India census,[1] Nongthymmai had a population of 34,209. Males constituted 50% of the population and females 50%. Nongthymmai had an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 84% and female literacy 80%. 11% of the population were under 6 years of age.

Nongthymmai is best known for the presence of the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) campus. Although NEHU has moved base to Mawlai, a few departments are still located in Nongthymmai.

The name of this small village comes from two words in the Khasi dialect, "nong" meaning "village" and "thymmai" meaning "new", so literally translated it means "the new village".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.