Districts and Administration in Meghalaya: Meghalaya has eleven districts, which are divided into eight sub divisions and thirty nine blocks, blocks comprise of town municipalities and village panchayats. Each district of Meghalaya is governed by a Deputy Commissioner who is appointed by the Indian Administrative Service. The Deputy Commissioner is in charge of the overall administration of the district and covers the roles of a Magistrate and Collector as well. As a Deputy Commissioner he is responsible for the overall smooth functioning of the district, as a Magistrate he takes care of the law and order situation of the district and as a Collector he oversees revenue collection and recovery. The Superintendent of Police is responsible for the Police Administration of the district.
Tourism in Meghalaya: Meghalaya is considered to be one of India's most beautiful states of India and is known for its thick forest cover. Apart from that Meghalaya has a lot of options for adventure sports such as; rock climbing, hiking and trekking and water sports. Other places of interest in Meghalaya are; Cherrapunji, Elephant Falls, Bishop Falls, Sweet Falls, Hot springs at Jakrem, Umiah Lake, The Eco PARK, Botanical Gardens, Lady Hydari Park and the Garo Hills among others.
List of Districts in Meghalaya
|S No.||District||Headquarters||Population (Census 2011)||Sex Ratio (per 1000)||Average Literacy|
|1||East Garo Hills||Williamnagar||317,917||972||73.95%|
|2||East Khasi Hills||Shillong||825,922||1011||84.15%|
|5||South Garo Hills||Baghmara||142,334||945||71.72%|
|6||West Garo Hills||Tura||643,291||984||67.58%|
|7||West Khasi Hills||Nongstoin||383,461||980||77.87%|
Last Updated on : 11 March 2013