Facts and Figures About Odisha (Orissa)

Geographical area

1,55,707 sq.km

Total forest area

8136 sq. km.







GMT + 5.30 hrs.

Neighboring States

West Bengal in the northeast, Jharkhand in the north, Andhra Pradesh in the south, Chattisgarh in the west, and Bay of Bengal in the east.

The climate in Odisha (Orissa)

seasons – Summer (March-June), Rainy Season (July-September), and Winter (October-February).

The population of Odisha (Orissa)

4.37 Cr

Literacy rate

72.87 %


animism, nature worship, shamanism, ancestor worship & fetishism to the highly evolved forms of religion like Hinduism, Islam, Christianism, Buddhism, and Jainism.



Administrative set up

Total districts 30 – Major are Cuttack, Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Balasore, Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Sundergarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, and Koraput.


Total railway route length – 2287 km; broad gauge railway network about 2401 km; Total length of surfaced roads about 14,870 km, crisscrossed by a network of national and state highways. Regular connections are available to all major cities of the state and adjoining Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Vizag, etc.


Facilities like  E-mail, the Internet, and Cellular phones are functional almost everywhere in larger towns and cities.

Odisha(Orissa) Tourist Attractions

 1 -Puri  Beaches of  Orissa are represented by a long Coastline of the Bay of Bengal with golden sand.. … ·         2 – Temples in Bhubaneshwar. … ·         3 – Puri Ratha Yatra. … ·         4 – Chilika Lake Dolphins. … ·         5 – Birding at Mangalajodi. … ·         6 – Wildlife of Simlipal National Park. … ·         7 – Mangrove Wetland of Bhitarkanika. … ·         8 –  Konark Sun Temple.  

Places to see in Odisha (Orissa)

Chandipur Beach Gopalpur on Sea Rath Yatra in Puri Shri Jagannath Temple Sun Temple Konark Konark Dance Festival Bhitarkanika National Park
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