West Khasi Hills district
Location of West Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya
|• Vidhan Sabha constituencies||5|
|• Total||5,247 km2 (2,026 sq mi)|
|• Density||73/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|• Sex ratio||980|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
West Khasi Hills district is divided into four blocks:
According to the 2011 census West Khasi Hills district has a population of 383,461, roughly equal to the nation of Maldives. This gives it a ranking of 560th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 73 inhabitants per square kilometre (190/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 30.25%. West Khasi Hills has a sex ratio of 980 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 77.87%.
The district is predominantly inhabited by Khasi tribe. There is a significance presence of Garo Tribe in the Mawshynrut C n RD Block of West Khasi Hills District.
Khasi society has greatly been transformed by many factors which have arisen in recent times. Adoption of the Western style of life, especially among the literate and educated, have been quite rapid although the matrilineal laws of inheritance and succession and the other cultural traits are still retained.
Maldives 394,999 July 2011 est.
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