(Last Updated on : 24-04-2014)
Mairang is a prominent town in West Khasi Hills District
of the north-eastern state of India, Meghalaya
. It is located in the west of Shillong
, the state capital at a distance of 30 km. The nearest access points are airport and railway station at Guwahati
. Located between 25.57 degree North latitude and 91.63 degree East longitude it has an average elevation of 1564 metres (5131 feet) above mean sea level.
The Census report of India in 2001 states that Mairang had a population of 11,517, Out of these the males and females comprises of an equal proportion of the population. In Mairang, 22% of the population is les than six years of age. The average literacy rate of Mairang is 62% which is higher than the national average literacy rate which is 59.5%. Out of it, the male literacy rate is 62% and the female literacy rate is 63%.
The calm and quaint surroundings of Mairang make it a paradise for all nature lovers. The historical monument built in memory of U Tirot Singh, Chief of Hima Nongkhlaw, is an important landmark of the place. The members of the Khasi Tribe
dominate the town of Mairang.
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