Mawlynnong is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of the Meghalaya state, India. It is famous for having been dubbed Asia’s cleanest village.

Mawlynnong is located 90 km from Shillong, along the India-Bangladesh border.

As of 2014, there are about 95 households in Mawlynnong. The literacy rate is 100%.

The travel magazine Discover India declared the village as the cleanest in Asia in 2003, and the cleanest in India in 2005. The phrase has since caught on. Moasunep Kichu’s documentary on the village, for instance, is called Asia’s Cleanest Village.

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mawlynnong