Meghalaya State Static GK for MPSC, UPSC, and SSC Exams

Meghalaya state was formed on 21st January 1972.

Meghalaya is a state in northeastern India. Meghalaya was formed by carving out two districts from the state of Assam: the United Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills, and the Garo Hills on 21 January 1972. The state is bound to the south by the Bangladeshi divisions of Mymensingh and Sylhet, to the west by the Bangladeshi division of Rangpur, and to the north and east by India’s State of Assam. The capital of Meghalaya is Shillong. During the British rule of India, the British imperial authorities nicknamed it the “Scotland of the East”. English is the official language of Meghalaya.

Capital  Shillong
Area  22,429 km2 (8,660 sq mi)
Language  English
Number of Districts  11
State Flower  Lady’s Slipper Orchid
State Fruit  Sohphies
State Animal  Clouded leopard
State Bird  Hill myna
State Game  Archery
State Tree  Gamhar (Gmelina arborea)
State Dance   Laho dance 
First in State Chief Minister  Williamson A. Sangma 2nd April 1970 to 21st January 1972
Name of the Constitution  Meghalaya Government
Assembly Constituency60

Festival Name:

S.NoFestival name
1.Wangala festivals
2.Strawberry festivals
3.Shad sukra behdeinkhlam fesitivals
4.Nongkrem fesitivals
5.Shad suk mynseim festivals

Nick Name of District:

S.NoNick Name of District
1.Scotland of the East


1.Baljek airportBaljek
2.Shillong airportumroi

National Parks:

National ParkNearest city
Balpakram national parkTura
Nokrek national parkTura
Siju bird sanctuaryTura
Nongkhyllem sanctuaryRi-bhoi
Baghmara reserve forestBhagmara

Forests Name:

Forests NameNearest city
Brahmaputra Valley semi-evergreen forestsecoregion
Mizoram–Manipur–Kachin rainforestsecoregion
Lower Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forestsecoregion
Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forestsecoregion

Wild Life Sanctuary:

Wild Life SanctuaryLocation
Nokrek National ParkTura
Balpakram National Park.Tura
Siju Bird SanctuaryTura
Baghmara Reserve Forest.Bhagmara
Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary.Ri-bhoi

Stadium Name:

Stadium NameLocation
Jawaharlal NehruShillong
Dikki Bandi stadiumTura
Indoor StadiumAmpati. Southwest Garo Hills


1.Megalithic Bridge on the Um-Nyankanah
2.Megalithic Bridge on the Um-Kumbeh.
3.Narthiang Monoliths.
4.Kiang Nongbah Monument
5.Megalithic Bridge Known as Thul-Um-Wi.
6.Stone Memorial of U-Maw Thodur-Briew, Nartiang.
7.Stone Memorial of U-Mawthoh-Dur, Bhoi Area.
8.Manipur Memorial, Shillong.

River Name:

S.NoRiver Name

Dam Name:

Dam NameLocation
Khandong DamJaintia Hills
Kyrdemkulai (Umiam st-III) DamWest Khasi Hills
Mawphlang Dam East Khasi Hills
Myntdu-Leshka DamJaintia Hills
Nongkhyllem Dam        Ri Bhoi
Umiam damRi Bhoi
Umtru DamRi Bhoi

Lake Name:

S.NoLake Name
1.Thadlaskein Lake
2.Umiam Lake
3.Ward’s Lake (Shillong)

Temple Name:

S.NoTemple Name
1.Durga Temple
2.Matri Mandir
3.Sri Sri Narasingha Akhara Temple
4.Garikhana Hanuman Temple
5.Mahadev Khola Dham
6.Charantala temple
7.Barapathar Shiv Temple
8.Jagannath Mandir

Dress Code:

Dress Code 
MenJacket a shad suk mynsie ka pom-blang
WomenJainsem dhara jainkub  shad suk mynsie ka pom-blang

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