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West Garo Hills District : Meghalaya

About District


The 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 district is situated approximately between the latitudes 90° 30' and 89° 40' E, and the longitudes of 26° and 25° 20' N.The District comprises of Six Community and Rural Development (C&RD) Blocks viz. Rongram, Dadenggre, Dalu, Selsella, Tikrikilla, and Gambegre.The places of tourist interest in the district are Nokrek Biosphere Reserve, Tura Peak, Pelga Falls, Wadagokgre, Kata Beel, Darga of Hazrat Shah Kamal Baba, Mir Jumla’s Tomb etc.

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