Ri Bhoi, Nongpoh

  • Ri-Bhoi District came into existence on the 4th June 1992 when the then Nongpoh Sub-Division was upgraded. It is bounded by Kamrup and Goalpara districts on the North, East Khasi Hills district on the South, Karbi Anglong district of Assam on the East and West Khasi Hills district on the West. The district covers an area of 2448 sq.kms and has a population of about 1,93,000. The district is inhabited by Khasis, Garos, Mikir and also other tribes.
  • Like other districts in Meghalaya, this district also has various places of historical and tourist interest which include Umiam which is only 17 kms from the state capital, Sohpetbneng Peak, the Nehru Park, Dwar Ksuid and Raitong Peak. Recently, the Umroi airport was inaugurated linking this part of the North Eastern State with the rest of the country.
  • The investigation of cases is supervised by 3(three) Circle Inspectors i.e C.I. North located at Khanapara, C.I. (Sadar) located at Nongpoh and C.I. (South) located at Umiam.
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