Profile of Meghalaya

Nongpoh is a town in the state of Meghalaya. It is also the district administrative headquarters of Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya. The town forms the northern lower portion of the East Khasi hills in Meghalaya.

Geography:

The town of Nongpoh is located at an average elevation of 485 meters. It is located around 53 kms from Shillong, the capital of the state of Meghalaya.

Demography:

According to 2001 census, the population of Nongpoh was 13,165. The literacy rate stands at 61% and the population percentage of males to females is 51% to 49%. The majority of the population of Nongpoh is Khasis of Christianity religion. They are called Bhois.

Economy:

Agriculture is the main occupation of the people of Nongpoh.

Utilities:

Public Utilities are the benefits and services provided by any governmental or private firm. There are different services as electricity, postal and banking utility services provided for the people of Nongpoh. The electrical services in Nongpoh are provided by the Meghalaya State Electricity Board.

Meghalaya State Electricity Board
Lum Jingshai Shillong- 793001
Phone: 0364- 2590610/ 2590742
Email: www.mseb.nic.in

The postal services provided by the Indian Postal Service have their office in Nongpoh:
Nongpoh Sub Branch Post Office
Phone: 03638- 232547

There are also few brank branches in Nonhpoh providing banking and transaction facilities to the public. Following are the locations of the banks across Nongpoh town. One can also locate the ATMs of the respective banks by clicking on the bank names as follows:

HDFC Bank
opposite Ri.Bhoi College, Nongpoh

Indian Bank
G.S. Road, Nongpoh
Phone: 03638- 232694

State Bank of India
Nongpoh
Phone: 03638- 232945

How to Reach:

  • By Road: The only transport facility to Nongpoh is by road. The NH 40 connects Nongpoh to the neighboring places.
  • By Air: The nearest airport is the Umroi Airport.

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