Natural Features
            The Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills which form the central and eastern part of Meghalaya is an
      imposing plateau with rolling grasslands, hills and river valleys. The southern face of the plateau
      is marked by deep gorges and abrupt slopes. At the foot of these slopes, a narrow strip of plain
      land runs along the international border with Bangladesh.
            The Garo hills which form the western part of Meghalaya is lower in elevation. The greater
      part of Garo Hills range in height from 450 m to 600 m and drop steeply to the Brahmaputra
      valley on the north and to the plains of Bangladesh on the south, Nokrek Peak (1412m) east of
      Tura town, is the highest peak in western Meghalaya.
            A number of rivers, none of them navigable, reign this mountainous state. In the Garo hills,
      the Manda, the Damring and the Janjiram flow towards the north while the Ringge and the Ganol
      flow in the westerly direction. Those that flow to the south are the Simsang, which is the biggest
      river in Garo hills and the Bhogai.
      Relevant Website: www.meghalaya.gov.in
      Government
       Governor                : Tathagata Roy          Chief Secretary         : Kuljit Singh Kropha
       Chief Minister          : Conrad Kongkal         Jurisdiction of         : High Court of
                                  Sangma                High Court                Meghalaya
      Mizoram
       Area                    : 21,081 sq km           Population              : 10.97 lakh (Prov.
                                                                                   2011 census)
       Capital                 : Aizawl                 Principal               : Mizo, English and
                                                        Languages                  Lushai
      History and Geography
            Mizoram is a mountainous region which became the 23rd state of the Indian Union in
      February 1987. It was one of the districts of Assam till 1972 when it became a Union Territory.
      After being annexed by the British in 1891, for the first few years, Lushai hills in the north
      remained under Assam while the southern half remained under Bengal. Both these parts were
      amalgamated in 1898 into one district called Lushai Hills District under the Chief Commissioner
      of Assam. With the implementation of North-Eastern Reorganization Act in 1972, Mizoram
      became a Union Territory and as a sequel to the signing of the historic memorandum of
      settlement between the Government of India and the Mizo National Front in 1986, it was granted
      statehood in 1987. Sandwiched between Myanmar in the east and the south and Bangladesh in
      the west, the state occupies an area of great strategic importance in the north-eastern corner of
      India. Mizoram has a great natural beauty and an endless variety of landscape rich in flora and
      fauna.