|District||East Khasi Hills|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
As of June 2015 it had 500 residents.
As of 2014[update], there are about 95 households in Mawlynnong. The literacy rate is 90%. Agriculture is the chief occupation of the local population, with betel nut being the main crop. The people residing in the community are Khasi people.
As is the tradition of the Khasi people, in Mawlynnong property and wealth are passed from the mother to the youngest of her daughters, who also keeps the mother's surname. [check quotation syntax]
Mawlynnong is known for its cleanliness. The waste is collected in the dustbins made of bamboo, directed to a pit and then used as manure. A community initiative mandates that all residents should participate in cleaning up the village. Smoking and use of polythene is banned while rainwater harvesting is encouraged.
The travel magazine Discover India declared the village as the cleanest in Asia in 2003, and the cleanest in India in 2005. This reputation has boosted local tourism; in 2017 NPR reported that, according to the village headsman, incomes had increased by 60 percent due to increased tourism.
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