Assam is the only neighbouring state of Meghalaya. Meghalaya is bounded to the south and west by Bangladesh and the east and north by Assam state of India. Assam is the only state touching the border of Meghalaya. There is no other “Meghalaya bordering state” but Bangladesh, one of the neighbouring countries of India. Meghalaya shares 443 km border with Bangladesh and inter-state border of 733 km with Assam.
The state of Meghalaya is located in north-east India. Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya. Shillong is also known as the “Scotland of the East”. Meghalaya covers an area of 22,429 square kilometers. 69.5% area of the state is covered by forests. Meghalaya is one of the Seven Sister States of northeast India.
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List of States Touching Meghalaya Border
Meghalaya is bounded to the south and west by Bangladesh and the east and north by Assam state of India. Assam is the only neighbouring state of Meghalaya.
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|Assam||North, North-East, East and South-East|
Map of Meghalaya and Neighbouring States
This state is bounded to the south by the districts of greater Mymensingh and the Division of Sylhet and the west by the Division of Rangpur of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the north and the east by India’s Assam state. Bangladesh country and Assam state surrounding Meghalaya.
Facts about Meghalaya Border
The crucial Assam Meghalaya border has become a hub for kidnappers and traffickers; this has come to light in the latest home department report of Assam. According to the report, ‘In 2015, a total of 187 cases of abduction have been recorded in Goalpara and South Salmara police districts alone’. View Source
Assam Meghalaya Border Dispute
The border problem between Assam and Meghalaya has persisted for decades. It first started when Meghalaya challenged the Assam Reorganisation Act of 1971, which bestowed Blocks I and II of the Mikir Hills to Assam (presently, the Karbi Anglong district).
The inter-state border disputes made headlines in 2008, when tensions erupted along the Assam-Meghalaya border following the Assam government’s attempt to lay a foundation stone for a primary health sub-centre at Langpih, a border village claimed by both Assam and Meghalaya.
Meghalaya Border Fencing
India is erecting a fence and putting up floodlights all along the 4,096-km India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram to check trans-border movement of militants, prevent infiltration and check border crimes. Meghalaya and Bangladesh share a 443 kilometers long border, 358 km of which is fenced and the work is still going on for complete fencing. The border is not continuously patrolled and is porous. Efforts are underway to fence it completely and introduce means to issue ID cards. More News
Dawki, a town of Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya, is located 96 km from Shillong. Dawki is a border town, where one can have a glimpse of the neighbouring country of Bangladesh.