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West Garo Hills District

West Garo Hills District, spanning an area of 3,714 sq km and with a population of 0.4 million, is the largest district in Meghalaya. Pre-dominantly inhabited by the Garos, the district has other native inhabitants such as the Hajongs, Rabhas and Dalus. In addition, there are Bengalis, Assamese, Nepalese, Marwaries, Biharis and people from other parts of India. Tura is the district headquarters.

South-west monsoon and seasonal winds control the climate of the district of West Garo Hills. There is an average rainfall of 330 cm. Throughout the year West Garo Hills experiences a fairly high temperature. Sericulture, horticulture, animal husbandry and handloom are the major means of revenue. Tura Peak is the most prominent physiographic feature of West Garo Hills. Arabella Peak and Ranggira Range are the other mountain ranges. Major rivers are Kalu, Ringgi, Didak, Bhogai, Someswari and Dareng. Bhaitbari, Kata Beel, Darga of Hazrat Shah Kamal Baba, Nokrek, Mir Jumla’s Tomb, Arabella Peak, Rongbang Dare, Sasatgre and Asanangre are the tourist spots.

Updated on 25th June, 2015

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