Nongstoin

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Nongstoin
city
Nongstoin is located in Meghalaya
Nongstoin
Nongstoin
Location in Meghalaya, India
Coordinates: 25°31′N 91°16′E / 25.52°N 91.27°E / 25.52; 91.27Coordinates: 25°31′N 91°16′E / 25.52°N 91.27°E / 25.52; 91.27
Country  India
State Meghalaya
District West Khasi Hills
Elevation 1,409 m (4,623 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 22,003
Languages
 • Official English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
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Vehicle registration ML 06

Nongstoin (IPA: ˈnɒŋˌstɔɪn) is the headquarters of West Khasi Hills district in the state of Meghalaya in India.

Geography[edit]

Nongstoin is located at 25°31′N 91°16′E / 25.52°N 91.27°E / 25.52; 91.27.<ref>Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Nongstoin</ref> It has an average elevation of 1409&nbsp;metres (4622&nbsp;feet).

The Langshiang Falls is located 24 kilometres (15 mi) from Nongstoin.<ref>"Langshiang Falls". india9. Retrieved 2010-06-20. </ref>

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Nongstoin had a population of 22,003. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Nongstoin has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy is 66%. In Nongstoin, 23% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Culture[edit]

In January 2006, Pope Benedict XVI erected a diocese in Nongstoin, covering the West Khasi Hills district. The Franciscan Missionary Brothers of the Catholic Church run a College and a School at Siejlieh, Nongstoin

Place of Interest[edit]

  • Nongkhnum River Island and Beach.
 -Weinia Falls
 -Shadthum Falls
 -Riatsohkhe Falls
  • Langshiang Falls, Wei Spi Falls, Shad Chong Falls
  • Mawthadraishan Peak and Lakes
  • Pamphyrnai Lake
  • Umyiap Paddy Field
  • Rambrai, Urkhli, Mawlangsu.
  • Punglieh, Syllei Iawkhein
  • Wahriat Falls
  • Nongstoin Bye Pass
  • Kynroh
  • Rwiang river, Wahblei river

References[edit]

  1. ^ ;"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. <