Odisha at a glance

Odisha is a state located in eastern India, on the Bay of Bengal. The capital of Odisha is Bhubaneswar. Odisha is known for its rich cultural heritage, with many temples and monuments such as the Konark Sun Temple and the Lingaraj Temple. The state is also known for its rich natural resources, including coal, iron ore, and bauxite. The state has a strong agricultural sector, with major crops including rice, sugarcane, and cotton. The state is also known for its rich biodiversity and wildlife, with many national parks and wildlife sanctuaries such as Similipal National Park, Bhitarkanika National Park and Chilika Lake, which is the largest brackish water lagoon in India and also a wintering ground for migratory birds.

Here, Odisha at a glance provides important information and figures about Odisha. This is helpful for General Knowledge exams.

Odisha at a glance
Particulars Description
Capital Bhubaneswar
Established 1st April 1936
Largest City Bhubaneswar
Latitude 17 Degree 49' N - 22 Degree 34' N
Longitude 81 Degree 27' E-87 Degree 29' E
Area Total 1,55,707 sq.km
Districts 30
Sub-divisions 58
Blocks 314
No. of Municipal Corporations 5
Total Towns 223
Villages 51313
Total Population (Census 2011) 4,19,47,358
Male (Census 2011) 2,12,01,678
Female (Census 2011) 2,07,45,680
Density 270 per km2
Literacy Rate -Total 72.87
Literacy Rate -Male 81.59
Literacy Rate -Female 64.01
Highest peak Deomali (5,486 ft)
Official Language Odia
State Mammal Sambar
State Bird Indian roller
State Fish Mahanadi mahseer
State Flower Ashoka
State Tree Sacred Fig
State Dance Odissi
State Food Pakhala
State Sweet Rasagola
Airport Bhubaneswar
Lok Sabha Constituency 21
Rajya Sabha Seat 10
Vidhan Sabha Constituency 147