South West Garo Hills district

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South West Garo Hills district
District of Meghalaya
Location of South West Garo Hills district in Meghalaya
Location of South West Garo Hills district in Meghalaya
Country India
State Meghalaya
Headquarters Ampati
Government
 • Assembly seats 3
Area
 • Total 822 km2 (317 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,72,495
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy 56.7%
Website Official website

South West Garo Hills is an administrative district in the State of Meghalaya, India. The Ampati Civil Sub-Division is upgraded to a full fledged district as South West Garo Hills, on 7 August 2012 with its headquarters at Ampati.[1] It was inaugurated by Dr. Mukul Sangma, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Meghalaya, India.

Inauguration of South West Garo Hills District by Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma on 7th of August, 2012

History and Creation[edit]

The South West Garo Hills is curved out of present West Garo Hills, Meghalaya, India. The District comprises all the villages falling under the two Community and Rural Development Blocks, viz. Betasing [2] and Zikzak[3] Community and Rural Development Blocks, including 33 (thirty-three) villages under Mukdangra Gram Sevak (GS) Circle and Garobadha Gram Sevak Circle of Selsella[4] Community & Rural Development Block, 24 (twenty-four) villages under Okkapara Songma Gram Sevak Circle and Chengkuregre Gram Sevak Circle of Gambeggre[5] Community & Rural Development Block, 13 (thirteen) villages under Jarangkona Gram Sevak Circle of Dalu[6] Community & Rural Development Block and Anggalgre village of Rongkhongre Gram Sevak Circle of Rongram[7] Community & Rural Development Block.

Reorganized Gram Sevak Circle[edit]

After the reorganization of the Gram Sevak Circle all the villages annexed from other Community and Rural Development Blocks falls under Betasing Community and Rural Development Block, except for Jarangkona Gram Sevak Circle of Dalu Community & Rural Development Block which falls under Zikzak Community and Rural Development Block.

Population[edit]

The population of South West Garo Hills is 1,72,495 with 87,135 male and 85,360 female population as per Census 2011, which is as per the new reorganized Gram Sevak Circle of Betasing and Zikzak Community and Rural Development Blocks. The literacy rate of the District is 56.7% as per 2011 Census.[8]

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