Shillong Plateau


Shillong Plateau

      highland region in eastern Meghalaya (Meghālaya) state, northeastern India. It is a rolling tableland and the highest portion of the hill mass that comprises most of Meghalaya. The plateau's western, northern, and southern escarpments are called the Garo (Garo Hills), Khasi (Khasi Hills), and Jaintia (Jaintia Hills) hills, respectively. The Shillong Plateau is an outlier of the plateau of peninsular India and is composed primarily of ancient rocks. It contains reserves of coal and iron ore, and limestone is quarried. The highest point is Shillong Peak, at 6,433 feet (1,961 metres) located 3 miles (5 km) south of the city of Shillong.

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