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ABOUT DISTRICT

West Garo Hills is one of the largest district of Meghalaya located in the western part of the State. The Garo Hills district was divided into two districts, viz the West Garo Hills district and the East Garo Hills district in October 1976. The erstwhile West Garo Hills district was further divided into two administrative districts of West 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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DISTRICT AT A GLANCE

  • Area: 3,614 Sq. Km.
  • Population: 5,78,390
  • Language: Garo
  • Sub Division: 2
  • Blocks: 7
  • Villages: 1209
Chief Minister
Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri. Conrad K. Sangma
Deputy Commissioner
Deputy Commissioner Shri. Swapnil Tembe, IAS