Coordinates: 25°31′N 91°16′E / 25.52°N 91.27°E / 25.52; 91.27
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Langshiang Falls near Nongstoin
Langshiang Falls near Nongstoin
Nongstoin is located in Meghalaya
Location in Meghalaya, India
Nongstoin is located in India
Nongstoin (India)
Coordinates: 25°31′N 91°16′E / 25.52°N 91.27°E / 25.52; 91.27
Country India
DistrictWest Khasi Hills
1,409 m (4,623 ft)
 • Total28,742
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationML 06

Nongstoin (IPA: ˈnɒŋˌstɔɪn) is the headquarters of West Khasi Hills district in the state of Meghalaya in India.


Nongstoin is located at 25°31′N 91°16′E / 25.52°N 91.27°E / 25.52; 91.27.[2] It has an average elevation of 1409 metres (4622 feet).e

The Langshiang Falls is located 24 kilometres (15 mi) from Nongstoin.[3]


As of 2001 India census,[4] Nongstoin had a population of 22,003. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Nongstoin has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy is 66%. In Nongstoin, 23% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religion in Nongstoin (2011)[5]

  Christianity (98.66%)
  Hinduism (0.63%)
  Islam (0.37%)
  Others (0.34%)

Most of the people in the town overwhelmingly follow Christianity, with significant followers of Hinduism and a small Muslim population.[5]


In January 2006, Pope Benedict XVI erected a diocese in Nongstoin, covering the West Khasi Hills district. The Franciscan Missionary Brothers of the Catholic Church run a college and a school at Siejlieh, Nongstoin.

Since 2015 the annual Nongkhnum Festival was held at Nongkhnum River Island. The program conducts are right from pole climbing, trekking, beauty contest, to Moto-Cross and many more. Since the event is co-organised with Swachh Bharat it is meant to raose awareness about cleanliness. The event is supposed to be a plastic-free zone. Two people drowned at the river and one was injured at the moto cross event.[citation needed]

Place of Interest[edit]

  • Nongkhnum River Island and Beach
    • Weinia Falls
    • Shadthum Falls
    • Riatsohkhe Falls
  • Langshiang Falls, Wei Spi Falls, Shad Chong Falls
  • Mawthadraishan Peak and Lakes
  • Pamphyrnai Lake
  • Umyiap Paddy Field
  • Rambrai, Urkhli, Mawlangsu.
  • Punglieh, Syllei Iawkhein
  • Wahriat Falls
  • Nongstoin Bye Pass
  • Kynroh
  • Rwiang river, Wahblei river


  1. ^ "Census of India Search details". Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Nongstoin". Archived from the original on 15 December 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2007.
  3. ^ "Langshiang Falls". india9. Retrieved 20 June 2010.
  4. ^ ;"Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  5. ^ a b "C-1 Population By Religious Community". Retrieved 14 November 2020.