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Meghalaya Population 2021 Census Data : Meghalaya is a hilly state in northeastern India. Meghalaya is one of the Seven Sister States of northeast India.  Carved from the erstwhile State of Assam, Meghalaya became a full-fledged State on January 21,1972 (Meghalaya was previously part of Assam). The name means “the abode of clouds” in Sanskrit. The state is bounded to the south by the Bangladeshi divisions of Mymensingh and Sylhet, to the west by the Bangladeshi division of Rangpur, and to the north and east by India’s State of Assam. Meghalaya is spread over an area of 22,429 square kilometres, and lies between 20.1° N and 26.5° N latitude and 85.49 °E and 92.52 °E longitude.Meghalaya Population 2021 Census Data

The state is the wettest region of India, recording an average of 12,000 mm (470 in) of rain a year. About 70% of the state is forested. Meghalaya has many rivers. Most of these are rainfed and seasonal. The important rivers in the Garo Hills region are Ganol, Daring, Sanda, Bandra, Bugai, Dareng, Simsang, Nitai and the Bhupai.

The elevation of the plateau ranges between 150 m (490 ft) to 1,961 m (6,434 ft). The central part of the plateau comprising the Khasi Hills has the highest elevations, followed by the eastern section comprising the Jaintia Hills region. The highest point in Meghalaya is Shillong Peak, which is a prominent IAF station in the Khasi Hills overlooking the city of Shillong. It has an altitude of 1961 m.

Meghalaya Population 2021 Census Data

The capital of Meghalaya is Shillong. During the British rule of India, the British imperial authorities nicknamed it the “Scotland of the East”. Meghalaya’s capital, Shillong also the District Headquarters of East Khasi Hills District is situated at an altitude of 1,496 metres above sea level, the capital city has a bracing climate throughout the year. This city has been the seat of Government since the consolidation of the British administration in this part of India more than a century ago.

The total population of Meghalaya as per the 2021 census of India was — inhabitants. Of which male and female are —– and —- respectively. In 2011, the total population was 29.67 Lakhs. The total population growth of Meghalaya in this decade (2011-2021) was — percent as per the 2021 Census, while in the previous decade it was 27.95 percent. The population of Meghalaya (2021 census) forms — percent of India in 2021. In 2011, the figure was 0.25 percent.

Year

Population

Decadal Growth (%)

Change in Growth (%)

2021

 

 

 

2011

2,966,889

27.95

-2.70

2001

2,318,822

30.65

-2.21

1991

1,774,778

32.86

0.82

1981

1,335,819

32.04

0.54

1971

1,011,699

31.50

4.47

1961

769,380

27.03

18.06

1951

605,674

8.97

-6.62

1941

555,820

15.59

1.76

1931

480,837

13.83

6.62

1921

422,403

7.21

-8.50

1911

394,005

15.71

1901

340,524

 

What is the population of Meghalaya in 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030? It’s should be a Projected report. The last census of Meghalaya was done in 2021 and next would be in 2031. But we can do a projection of future Meghalaya Population on the basis likely Population Growth Rate.

Year

Projected Population

2022

 

*****3.12 Crore

2023

 

3.17 Crore

2024

 

3.23 Crore

2025

 

3.28 Crore

2026

 

3.34 Crore

2027

 

3.39 Crore

2028

 

3.44 Crore

2029

 

3.50 Crore

2030

 

3.55 Crore

 

The principal languages in Meghalaya are Khasi, Pnar and Garo with English as the official language of the State. It was at the initiative of the Christian missionaries that the Khasi, Pnar and Garo languages and literature have developed and emerged in the list of Modern Indian Languages. The Khasi language is believed to be one of the very few surviving dialects of the Mon-khmer family of languages in India today.

As per 2021 Census of data Total literates in Meghalaya stands at  **** of which males were **** and females were ***. The literacy rate in Meghalaya has seen an upward trend. In 2011 population census literacy rate in Meghalaya stood was at 74.43 percent, where the male literacy rate was at 75.95 percent while female literacy was at 72.89 percent respectively. In 2011 census actual numbers of total literates in Meghalaya stands at 1,785,005 of which males were 913,879 and females were 871,126.

Total area of Meghalaya is 22,429 sq. km. As per 2021 census data Density of Meghalaya is *** per sq km which is lower than national average *** per sq km. In 2011, density of Meghalaya was 132 per sq km, while nation average in 2011 was 382 per sq km.

Sex Ratio in Meghalaya is *** i.e. for each 1000 male, as per census 2021. In 2011, the sex ratio of female was 989 per 1000 males in Meghalaya.

According to the 2021 census, Christian is most popular religion in Meghalaya with *** % of state population following the same. Hindu is second most popular religion in Meghalaya state with *** % following it. In Assam state, Muslim is followed by *** %, Buddhist by *** %, Sikhism by *** % and Jain by *** %. Around *** % stated ‘Other Religion’, approximately ** % stated ‘No Particular Religion’.

Description

Population

Percentage

Christian

2,213,027

74.59 %

Hindu

342,078

11.53 %

Other Religion

258,271

8.71 %

Muslim

130,399

4.40 %

Buddhist

9,864

0.33 %

Not Available

9,578

0.32 %

Sikh

3,045

0.10 %

Jain

627

0.02 %

 

Out of total population of Meghalaya, 29.6% of urban population with 14,610,410 (***) inhabitants. The total figure of population living in urban areas was **** of which *** are males and while remaining *** are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by *** percent. As per 2021 census of India data.

As per 2021 census Sex Ratio in urban regions of Meghalaya was *** females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for urban region stood at *** girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in urban areas of Meghalaya were ***. Of total population in urban region, *** % were children (0-6).

As per 2021 census Average Literacy rate in Meghalaya for Urban regions was *** percent in which males were ***% literate while female literacy stood at ***%. Total literates in urban region of Meghalaya were ***.

Out of total population of Meghalaya, % (***) of Rural population with (***) inhabitants. The total figure of population living in Rural areas was **** of which *** are males and while remaining *** are females. The urban population in the last 10 years has increased by *** percent. As per 2021 census of India data.

As per 2021 census Sex Ratio in Rural regions of Meghalaya was *** females per 1000 males. For child (0-6) sex ratio the figure for Rural region stood at *** girls per 1000 boys. Total children (0-6 age) living in Rural areas of Meghalaya were ***. Of total population in Rural region, *** % were children (0-6).

As per 2021 census Average Literacy rate in Meghalaya for Rural regions was *** percent in which males were ***% literate while female literacy stood at ***%. Total literates in Rural region of Meghalaya were ***.

DescriptionRuralUrban
Population (%)  
Total Population  
Male Population  
Female Population  
Population Growth  
Sex Ratio  
Child Sex Ratio (0-6)  
Child Population (0-6)  
Child Percentage (0-6)  
Literates  
Average Literacy  
Male Literacy  
Female Literacy  
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