Physical Features

The state of Meghalaya is situated in the northeast region of India, and extends latitude 20°1'N - 26°5'N and longitude 85°49'E - 92°52'E. It extends for about 300 km in length and about 100 km in width. It is bounded on the north and east by the state of Assam and on the south and west by Bangladesh.

A compact and isolated state in the northeastern region of India, Meghalaya extends to 22,429 sq km of land. The landscape of Meghalaya is mostly rolling plateau with south-facing slopes being extremely steep. With the hill rising to 2,000 m, the state is cool despite its proximity to tropics. The state abounds in lakes and waterfalls. Meghalaya lies in a severe earthquake belt and it has already faced some of them in the centuries gone by.

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