Meghalaya is a state in northeastern India. Meghalaya was established on 21 January 1972 by splitting off two districts from the state of Assam: (a) Unified Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills and (b) Garo Hills. Meghalaya was formerly part of Assam, but on January 21, 1972, the districts of Khasi, Garo and Jaintia Hills became the new state of Meghalaya. Meghalaya's 2014 population is estimated at 3,211,474. Meghalaya covers an area of ??about 22,430 square kilometers, with an aspect ratio of about 3: first. The state is bound to the south by the Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions of Bangladesh, to the west by the Rangpur division of Bangladesh, and to the north and east by the Indian state of Assam. The capital of Meghalaya is Shillong. During the British rule of India, the British imperial authorities nicknamed it the "Scotland of the East". English is the official language of Meghalaya. Unlike many Indian states, Meghalaya has historically been matrilineal where lineage and inheritance are traced through women; The youngest daughter inherits all the property and she also takes care of her parents. The state is India's wettest region, with the wettest areas south of the Khasi Hills recording an average of 12,000 mm (470 in) of rainfall annually. About 70% of the state is forested. The Meghalaya Subtropical Forest ecoregion covers the state; Its montane forests are distinct from the tropical lowland forests of the north and south. The forests are notable for their biodiversity of mammals, birds, and plants. Meghalaya has a predominantly agricultural economy with an important commercial logging industry. Important crops are potatoes, rice, corn, pineapples, bananas, papayas and spices. The service sector includes real estate and insurance companies. The gross domestic product of Meghalaya state in 2012 is estimated at ?16,173 crore ($2.0 billion) at current prices. The state is geologically rich in minerals, but has no significant industry. The state has approximately 1,170 km (730 miles) of national roads. It is also a major logistics center for trade with Bangladesh. In July 2018, the International Commission on Stratigraphy divided the Holocene into three, with the Late Holocene known as the Meghalayan Period/Epoch, as a speleothem in the Mawmluh Cave indicates a dramatic global climate event in around 2250 BC has been chosen as the limited stratigraphic type. One of the largest central institutes, the Northeastern Council Secretariat, is also located in Shillong Find and hire a top agency or company for your next big project related to Digital Marketing, Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Content Writing, Market Research, PR, Email Marketing, Mobile App Development, Web Design, Web application development, Media Planning and many more in India and other countries on AgencyNetwork.