Orissa State Map

Orissa, now renamed as Odisha is a popular tourist destination with abundant areas of tourist attractions such as roaring beaches with warm sandy stretches of coastlines, clear lakes, gushing waterfalls, dense green thick forests, amazing collection of wildlife in their natural environments, myriad performances of arts and culture, ancient places such as temples and monuments, fairs and festivals celebrated with grandeur, traditional lifestyle and interesting culture. The Orissa Maps would let one know that the location of this place is along the Bay of Bengal on its South East coast. This makes the state to have a very long coastline of 480 km.

Cities in Orissa are highly popular as they strive hard to cater to the tourists and the residents that all their basic amenities and living conditions are fulfilled and the accommodations are available in plenty. The major cities are Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Puri, Balasore, Brahmapur, Kendrapara and Balasore. All the cities stay easily accessible through any modes of transport from other parts of the country through the well planned and well-structured transport system.

When it comes to knowing about Orissa one needs to visit the temples in Orissa. Some of the popular ones are Konark Sun Temple, Puri Jagannath Temple, and Lingaraja Temple. With diverse topography and rich locales, this state has fertile soil in the river basin and is an interesting spot for the life of flora and fauna to grow and develop. This has paved the way for various birdlife sanctuaries, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries which offer a fair amount of revenue gained from the tourists who throng the place every year. History of Orissa would let one know that the place was once ruled by the Mauryan Emperor called Asoka. This place was known as Kalinga in the historical period. Also, it is known as the Temple city of the country as it has Bhubaneswar as its capital city.

Facts about Orissa states that about 95% of the total population is Hindus and the rest comprise of Muslims, Christians and other communities. The official language of the state is Oriya; the other languages spoken are Telugu, Santali, Bengali, and Hindi. Districts in Orissa are divided into 30. The district magistrate is responsible for its management. Also, the districts are further broken down into subdivisions for effective management and have a division of blocks, wherein blocks are subdivided into town municipalities and village panchayats.

Orissa Map

Facts About Orissa
Area 155,820 km2
Capital Bhubaneswar
Languages Oriya
Literacy 73.45%
Population 41,947,358
Largest City Bhubaneswar

List of all Districts in Orissa

Code District Headquarters Population (2001) Area (km2)
AN Angul Angul 1,139,341 6,347
BD Boudh(Bauda) Boudh 373,038 4,289
BH Bhadrak Bhadrak 1,332,249 2,788
BL Balangir Balangir 1,335,760 6,552
BR Bargarh(Baragarh) Bargarh 1,345,601 5,832
BW Balasore Balasore 2,023,056 3,706
CU Cuttack Cuttack 2,340,686 3,915
DE Debagarh(Deogarh) Debagarh 274,095 2,781
DH Dhenkanal Dhenkanal 1,065,983 4,597
GN Ganjam Chhatrapur 3,136,937 8,033
GP Gajapati Paralakhemundi 518,448 3,056
JH Jharsuguda Jharsuguda 509,056 2,202
JP Jajpur Panikoili 1,622,868 2,885
JS Jagatsinghpur Jagatsinghpur 1,056,556 1,759
KH Khordha Bhubaneswar 1,874,405 2,888
KJ Kendujhar(Keonjhar) Kendujhar 1,561,521 8,336
KL Kalahandi Bhawanipatna 1,334,372 8,197
KN Kandhamal Phulbani 647,912 6,004
KO Koraput Koraput 1,177,954 8,534
KP Kendrapara Kendrapara 1,301,856 2,546
ML Malkangiri Malkangiri 480,232 6,115
MY Mayurbhanj Baripada 2,221,782 10,418
NB Nabarangpur Nabarangpur 1,018,171 5,135
NU Nuapada Nuapada 530,524 3,408
NY Nayagarh Nayagarh 863,934 3,954
PU Puri Puri 1,498,604 3,055
RA Rayagada Rayagada 823,019 7,585
SA Sambalpur Sambalpur 928,889 6,702
SO Subarnapur(Sonepur) Subarnapur 540,659 2,284
SU Sundergarh Sundergarh 1,829,412 9,942

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