Monday, October 15, 2018
Megalaya

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Population

The population of the state is unevenly distributed and is determined by physiographic factors and accessibility.

The population of the state is mainly concentrated in:

(1) The area around Shillong urban agglomeration, Jowai, Nongstoin, Williamnagar, Tura and Baghmara.

(2) The neighbourhood of Cherrapunji and Dawki and

(3) Northern, western and southern fringes of the Garo hills

The sparsely populated areas of the state is found in the northern and southern Khasi hills, most of the Jaintia hills and the interior of the Garo hills. The population of the state can be classified into tribal and non-tribal population. 

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