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riverWest Garo Hills District in its present state has come into existence in October 1976 when Garo Hills district of Meghalaya was divided into two districts, West Garo Hills and East Garo Hills. The erstwhile West Garo Hills district was further divided into two administrative districts of West Garo Hills and South Garo Hills on June 1992. The district headquarters of West Garo Hills is Tura, which is the second largest town in the State after Shillong.
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At a Glance

Area: 3714 Sq.Km.

Headquarters: Tura

Population: 5,18,390

Sub-divitions:2

Developmental Blocks: 8

Know the People

girlA'chik is the general title used for the various groups of people after the division of the race. The title is used to denote different groups such as the Ambeng, Atong, Akawe (or Awe), Matchi, Chibok, Chisak Megam or Lyngngam, Ruga, Gara-Ganching who inhabit the greater portion of the present Garo Hills District. But the name applies also to the groups of Garos scattered at the neighbouring places in Assam, Tripura, Nagaland and Mymensing in Bangladesh.
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Places of Tourist Interest


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