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Nongpoh is located in Meghalaya
Location of Nongpoh in Meghalaya
Nongpoh is located in India
Nongpoh (India)
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
 • Official English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration ML
Climate Cwa

Nongpoh {IPA: nɒŋˈpɒ(ə)} is the administrative centre of Ri-Bhoi district in the State of Meghalaya in the Republic of India. Nongpoh is located on National Highway 40, fifty-two kilometers from the state capital Shillong and forty-eight kilometers from Guwahati in the State of Assam.


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 during summer months tends to be humid and hot while the winter months are pleasant and warm. Fruits such as pineapples, bananas, papayas and litchi are cultivated extensively throughout the Ri-Bhoi district. Betel leaf and nut trees are visible while traveling the roads that connect Nongpoh with Guwahati.


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.