Meghalaya

Geography

Meghalaya Is Located In The Northeast Region Of India, And Extends Latitude 20°1’’N-26°5’’N And Longitude 85°49’’E-92°52’’E. It Extends For About 300 Km In Length And About 100 Km In Width. It Is Bounded On The North And East By The Indian State Of Assam And On The South And West By Bangladesh. A Compact And Isolated State In The Northeastern Region Of India, Meghalaya Extends To 22,429 Sq Km Of Land. The Landscape Of Meghalaya Is Mostly Rolling Plateau With South-Facing Slopes Being Extremely Steep. With The Hill Rising To 2,000 M, The State Is Cool Despite Its Proximity To Tropics. The State Abounds In Lakes And Waterfalls. Meghalaya Lies In A Severe Earthquake Belt And It Has Already Faced Some Of Them In The Centuries Gone By.

Around 30% Of Total Land In Meghalaya Is Under Forest Cover. Depending On The Varied Scales Of Rainfall At Different Parts Of The Year And At Different Altitudes And Places, Both Tropical And Temperate Vegetation Occur In Meghalaya. Different Parts Of Many Plants Growing In Meghalaya Have Been Put To Medicinal Use.

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