Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, it is one of
the smallest states in India and home to the Khasis.
Shillong is the 330th most populous city in India with
population of 143,007 according to the 2011 census. It is
the headquarters of the East Khasi Hills district and is
situated at an average elevation of 4,908 feet (1,496 m)
above sea level, with the highest point being Shillong Peak
at 6,449 feet (1,966 m). It is said that the rolling hills
around the town reminded the European settlers of Scotland.
Hence, Shillong is known as "Scotland of the East". The
population density of the state of Meghalaya in the current
decade is 342 people per sq mile. Shillong is at 25.57°N
91.88°E. It is on the Shillong Plateau the only major
uplifted structure in the northern Indian shield. Indo
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