East Khasi Hills
is an administrative district
in the state of Meghalaya
. The district headquarters are located at Shillong
. The district occupies an area
of 2752 km² and has a population
of 660,994 (as of 2001).
District Profile of East Khasi Hills
The Khasi Hills District was divided into two districts, viz the East Khasi Hills District and the West Khasi Hills District on 28 October 1976. On June 4, 1992, East Khasi Hills District was further divided into two administrative districts of East Khasi Hills District and Ri-Bhoi District.
Shillong is the district headquarter of East Khasi Hills District. The district consists of Eight Community and Rural Development blocks at present.
Area, and Location
East Khasi Hills District forms a central part of Meghalaya and covers a total geographical area of 2,748 km<sup>2</sup>. It lies approximately between 25°07” & 25°41” N Lat. And 91°21” & 92°09” E Long.
The northern portion of the district is bounded by the plain of Ri-Bhoi District gradually rising to the rolling grasslands of the Shillong plateau interspersed with river valleys, then falls sharply in the Southern portion forming a deep gorges and ravines in Mawsynram and Shella-Bholaganj, community and rural development block, bordering Bangladesh. The district is bounded by the Jaintia Hills District to the east and the West Khasi Hills District to the west.