Nongpoh

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Nongpoh
city
Nongpoh is located in Meghalaya
Nongpoh
Nongpoh
Coordinates: 25°54′N 91°53′E / 25.9°N 91.88°E / 25.9; 91.88Coordinates: 25°54′N 91°53′E / 25.9°N 91.88°E / 25.9; 91.88
Country India
State Meghalaya
District Ri Bhoi
Elevation 485 m (1,591 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 13,165
Languages
 • Official English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Nongpoh {IPA: nɒŋˈpɒ(ə)} is the administrative centre of Ri-Bhoi district in the state of Meghalaya in India, located on NH40, 52 kilometers from the State Capital, Shillong and 48 kilometers from Guwahati, Assam.

Geography[edit]

Nongpoh is located at 25°54′N 91°53′E / 25.9°N 91.88°E / 25.9; 91.88.[1] It has an average elevation of 485 metres (1591 feet).Because of its proximity to the Brahmaputra Plains,the weather in summer is humid and hot while winter is pleasant and warm.Fruits like pineapple, bananas, papayas etc., can be found to be grown everywhere in the Ri-Bhoi district. Betel leaf and nut trees are also seen all along the route from Nongpoh to Guwahati.

Demographics[edit]

Jawaharlal Nehru distributing sweets to children at the Salesian oratory at Nongpoh, Meghalaya

As of 2001 India census,[2] Nongpoh had a population of 13,165. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Nongpoh has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 63%, and female literacy is 59%. In Nongpoh, 21% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Nongpoh
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.