Odisha Map is one of the 28 states of India. Bhubaneswar is the capital of Odisha or Odisha. The present state was formed on April 1, 1936. The city of Cuttack served as the capital of the state till 1948. Bhubaneswar is also named a temple city.
Area and Population of Odisha
The total area of the state is 60,160 square miles or 155,820 km According to the 2011 census, the population of Odisha is 41,947,358. The state is the 11th largest state in India by population and the ninth largest by area.
Demographic features of Odisha
About 50.54% (21,201,678) and 49.46% of the population are females (20,745,680) of the population of the state is male. The population density in the state is 269/km2 About 94.35% of the population is Hindu, 2.07% Muslim, 2.44% Christian and other communities are represented by only 1.14%. Oriya is the official language of the state. Hindi, Bengali, Santali, and Telugu are other languages spoken in the state. The education rate is 73.45% (as per the 2011 census).
The districts of the state are Angul, Buddh, Bhadrak, Bolangir, Bargarh, Balasore, Cuttack (Cuttaka), Devgarh, Henkanal, Ganjam, Gajapati, Harsuguda, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Khordha, Keonjahar, Kalahandi Kendrapada, Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Nayagarh, Puri, Rayagada, Sambalpur, Subarnapur, and Sundergarh.
A major city in Odisha
Apart from Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, the major cities of Odisha are Rourkela, Berhampur, Bolangir, Sambalpur, Kendrapada, Balasore, and Puri.
Now Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Governor of the State SC Jamir, and 147 seats in the State Assembly (Vidya Sabha). The legislature of the state of nature is immoral. The highest court in the state is the Odisha High Court at Cuttack.
Geographical features of Odisha
The state forms part of the eastern seaboard of India The coastline of the state is relatively unbroken and the length of the coastline is about 480 km Physically the state can be divided into the following areas:
- Rocks and highlands in the center
- Coastal grassland to the east
- The rolling highlands to the west
- Flat land in the middle
- Significant flooding
- Odisha river
The major rivers of Odisha are:
Mahanadi (the longest river in the state), Kathajodi, Brahmani, Batarani, Budhbalanga, Rushikulya, Vanashdhara, Bahuda, Nagavalli, Kolab, Indravati, Salandi, and Tel rivers.
Also, the state has many beautiful lakes which are tourist attractions like Chilka Lake, Pata Lake, Ansupa Lake, Indravati Dam and Hirakud Dam.
Economy of Odisha
Natural resource efficiency and an inclusive coastal state established a strong economy. The state is rich in natural resources like coal, bauxite, iron ore, and chromite. Steel manufacturing is a major industry in the state Other industries include transportation, oil refining, energy, information technology and aluminum
Educational Institutions of Odisha
Below are the names of the popular educational institutes in the state of Odisha:
Biju Patnaik University in Rourkela, Berhampur University in Berhampur, CV Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar, Central University of Odisha, Koraput, I.I. in Bhubaneswar. In Bhubaneswar, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar, North Odisha University in Baripada, Odisha in Cuttack, Renaissance University in Cuttack, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) Bhubaneswar, Six O Anushnand University, Sambalpur University, Sambalpur, Sri Jagannath Sanskrit University, Puri, Silicon Institute of Technology, M.K.C.G. Medical College, Berhampur, Government Ayurvedic College, Bolangir, SCB Dental College at Cuttack, SCB Medical College at Cuttack, Veer Surendra Sai Medical College, Burla, Sri University at Cuttack, the Uttarakhand University of Bhubaneswar (in Bhubaneswar), Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla and Vedanta University
Tourist attractions in Odisha
The top tourist attractions in Odisha are as follows:
Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar, Chilka Lake, Daringbadi (Odisha) Park, Nandan Kannon National Park, Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary, Belgarath Wildlife Sanctuary, Chanda Elephant Sanctuary, Ushaghakothi or Badrama Wildlife Sanctuary, Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary, Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary,
Chanda Elephant Reserve, Ushakothi or Badrama Wildlife Sanctuary, Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary, Satkosia Ghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Gahirma Tortoise Sanctuary, and Simlipal National Park for Tigers). The well-known Shiva Temple (Kail Lash) is located in Dhenkanal
The state’s famous sea beaches are also the most popular tourist destinations and include Gopalpur-on-Sea, Puri Beach, Ramachandi Beach, Chandipur Beach, Astarang (Pir Jahania) Beach, Baliga Beach, and Paradeep Beach.