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Odisha

• Odisha is situated on the coast along the Bay of Bengal on the eastern part of India. Odisha is the modern name of the ancient kingdom of Kalinga.

• The state of Orissa was established on 1 April 1936, as a province in British India.

• Odisha shares its boundary with West Bengal to the north-east and in the east, Chhattisgarh to the west and north-west, Jharkhand to the north and Andhra Pradesh to the south.

• Bhubaneswar is the capital and largest city of Odisha.

• Total area of the state is 155,707 sq km.

• Total district in the state is 30.

• Oriya is the official language in Odisha.

• Total population in the state is around 3.6 cores according to 2011 census.

• Density in the state is 270 per sq km.

• Literacy rate in the state is 73.45 %. Mahanadi, Kathajodi, Brahmani, Baitarani etc are the main rivers in Odisha. Mahanadi is the longest river in the state.

• Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Rourkela are the main cities in Odisha.

• The state is mainly famous for its temple and beaches among the tourist. Lingaraj Temple, Sun Temple at Konark, Chilka Lake, Nandan Kanan National Park, Jagannath Temple etc are the main tourist attraction in Odisha.

• Economy of the state is mainly depends on agriculture and natural resources.

Districts of Odisha
District Headquarters Area (km2) Population (2011) Population Density (/km2)
Angul Angul 6,347 12,71,703 199
Boudh (Bauda) Boudh 4,289 4,39,917 142
Bhadrak Bhadrak 2,788 15,06,522 601
Balangir Balangir 6,552 16,48,574 251
Bargarh (Baragarh) Bargarh 5,832 14,78,833 253
Balasore Balasore 3,706 23,17,419 609
Cuttack Cuttack 3,915 26,18,708 666
Debagarh (Deogarh) Debagarh 2,781 3,12,164 106
Dhenkanal Dhenkanal 4,597 11,92,948 268
Ganjam Chhatrapur 8,033 35,20,151 429
Gajapati Paralakhemundi 3,056 5,75,880 133
Jharsuguda Jharsuguda 2,202 5,79,499 274
Jajpur Panikoili 2,885 18,26,275 630
Jagatsinghpur Jagatsinghpur 1,759 11,36,604 681
Khordha Khordha 2,888 22,46,341 799
Kendujhar (Keonjhar) Kendujhar 8,336 18,02,777 217
Kalahandi Bhawanipatna 8,197 15,73,054 199
Kandhamal Phulbani 6,004 7,31,952 91
Koraput Koraput 8,534 13,76,934 156
Kendrapara Kendrapara 2,546 14,39,891 545
Malkangiri Malkangiri 6,115 6,12,727 106
Mayurbhanj Baripada 10,418 25,13,895 241
Nabarangpur Nabarangpur 5,135 12,18,762 230
Nuapada Nuapada 3,408 6,06,490 157
Nayagarh Nayagarh 3,954 9,62,215 247
Puri Puri 3,055 16,97,983 488
Rayagada Rayagada 7,585 9,61,959 136
Sambalpur Sambalpur 6,702 10,44,410 158
Subarnapur (Sonepur) Subarnapur 2,284 6,52,107 279
Sundargarh Sundargarh 9,942 20,80,664 214