Williamnagar

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Williamnagar
city
Williamnagar is located in Meghalaya
Williamnagar
Williamnagar
Williamnagar is located in India
Williamnagar
Williamnagar
Location in Meghalaya, India
Coordinates: 25°29′44″N 90°37′01″E / 25.4954600°N 90.6168200°E / 25.4954600; 90.6168200Coordinates: 25°29′44″N 90°37′01″E / 25.4954600°N 90.6168200°E / 25.4954600; 90.6168200
Country  India
State Meghalaya
District East Garo Hills
Population (2001)
 • Total 18,251
Languages
 • Official English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration Ml-07b 3172
Climate Cwa

Williamnagar(IPA: ˌwɪljəmˈnʌgə) is the headquarters of East Garo Hills district in the state of Meghalaya in India.

History[edit]

Williamnagar, the headquarters complex of the East Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, one of the states of North-Eastern India, was christened after Captain Williamson A. Sangma, the founding Chief Minister of the State of Meghalaya. The township was planned around the erstwhile village of Simsanggre, on the vast plainlands along the bank of the Simsang River, in 1976 after the Garo Hills district of yesteryear was re-organised to carve out a new district called East Garo Hills District.

The place where Williamnagar is situated has historical importance as it was here that the Garos made their last major resistance to the British intrusion into Garo Hills during the year 1837. The legendary Garo leader Pa Togan Nengminja Sangma was felled by the British, in skirmish, at Chisobibra, on the outskirts of Williamnagar, on 12 December 1837.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Williamnagar had a population of 18,251. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Williamnagar has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 64%. In Williamnagar, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Places of interest[edit]

  1. Pa.Togan N Sangma Memorial Park, Chisobibra
  2. Simsang River
  3. Jadi Dare Park
  4. Chibok Dare
  5. Mrik Wari

Schools and Colleges[edit]

Schools

  1. Rongrenggiri Govt. Higher Secondary School, Kusimkolgre
  2. Rongrenggiri Model Secondary School, Rongreng-Chidekgre
  3. Bolkinggre Secondary School, Bolkinggre
  4. Williamnagar Girls Secondary School, Super Market
  5. Peneul Secondary School, Mount Penuel
  6. Sunbeam Secondary School, Tambo A'ding
  7. Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School, Nengsanggre
  8. Green Hill Secondary School, Balsrigittim
  9. Greenyard Secondary School, Fishery Colony
  10. Trinity Secondary School, Kusimkol
  11. Navodaya Vidhalaya Higher Secondary School, Samgong
  12. Williamnagar Vidhaya Mandir Secondary School, Super Market
  13. Simsanggre Secondary School, DC Old Colony
  14. Balsrigittim MP Secondary School, Balsrigittim
  15. Riverdale Secondary School, Main Bazar
  16. Loyola Higher Secondary School, Dawagre
  17. Ferrando Memorial Secondary School, Dobetkolgre

Colleges

  1. Williamnagar Govt. College, Nokgil A'we
  2. Ramsang College, Kusimkolgre
  3. Loyola College, Dobetkolgre

Localities[edit]

  1. Baija Kusimkol
  2. Baija
  3. Chidekgre
  4. Rangmal Badim
  5. Kusimkolgre
  6. Nokil A·we
  7. Nengsangre
  8. Balsrigittim
  9. DC Colony
  10. Fishery Colony
  11. PWD Colony
  12. Kolmesalgre
  13. Irrigation Colony
  14. Main Bazar
  15. Cinema Hall - Super Market
  16. Medical Colony
  17. Tambo A·ding
  18. Samgong
  19. Dobetkolgre
  20. Denggagre
  21. Dawagre

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. 

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