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Jaintia Hills District

Jaintia Hills District is bounded by the Brahmaputra valley of Assam in the north and Bangladesh in the south. The principal language is Pnar. The total population is over 200,000. The district has a pleasant climate with high rainfall. The Jaintias are the predominant inhabitants. Behdienkhlam is the most important festival. Private sector industries include iron and steel fabrication, furniture making and cement.

The highest peak in Jaintia Hills District is the Marangksih Peak. Thadlaskein Lake, Nartiang, Syndai, Lumshnong cave, Syntu Ksiar at Jowai and Dawki villages are the main attractions.

Updated on 7th June, 2005

Bridges (1) Ghats (1) Temples (1)
Churches (2) Hills and Mountains (1) Tourist Destinations (2)
Cities and Towns (2) Historical Monuments (1) Valleys (2)
Dams and Reservoirs (1) Miscellaneous (1) Villages (11)
Ethnic Groups (1) Performing Arts (1) Waterfalls (1)
Forests (1) Rivers (1)
Forts (1) Rocks and Caves (6)


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