Odisha Basic details

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Country India
Capital Bhubaneshwar
Language Odia
Population 45  million
Area 155,707 km2
Total Districts 30
Official Website http://www.odisha.gov.in/

Odisha is one among the 28 states of India, located in eastern side of the country. Odisha is surrounded by West Bengal in the northeast, Jharkhand in the north, Chhattisgarh in the west and northwest, and Andhra Pradesh in the south. Bay of bengal sea is present across the eastern side of Odisha.

Odia is most widely spoken language, spoken by more than 36.6 million people and is the official language of Odisha.The state is 8th largest state by area, and 11th by population.

Government of Odisha

  • Governor: Prof. Ganeshi Lal
  • Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik (BJD)
  • Legislature: Unicameral (with 147 seats)
  • Parliamentary constituency: 21 Lok Sabha; 10 Rajya Sabha

Odisha has a unicameral legislature, consists of 147 elected members called MLAs. The term a MLA is for five years, unless the Assembly is dissolved.

Top Places To Visit in Odisha

Puri Jagannath Temple

Puri Jagannath Temple

Sun Temple, Konark

Sun Temple, Konark

Bhitar Kanika

Bhitar Kanika

Hirakud Dam

Hirakud Dam

Chilika lake

Chilika lake

There are various amazing places in Odisha you can visit from famous temples to wild life sanctuaries, rivers, dams and many other culturally significant places.

if you are planning to visit Odisha, you will not be disappointed, as there are lots of things you can see and visit. Odisha is one among the best states with bio diversity, rich culture and nice people.

Airports In Odisha

  • Bhubaneswar – Biju Patnaik International Airport (Eastern Odisha)
  • Jharsuguda – Veer Surendra Sai Airport (Western Odisha)

Facts About Odisha

  • Flag: Tri-color Indian Flag
  • Emblem: konark horse
  • Song: bande utkala janani
  • State Animal: Sambar
  • State Bird: Indian Roller
  • State Flower: Ashoka
  • State Tree: Indian Fig tree
  • State Sweet: Rasagola
  • Classical Dance: Oddisi
  • Biggest River: Mahanadi
  • Biggest Lake: Chilika
  • Biggest Port: Paradip Port
  • Biggest Dam: Hirakud
  • Biggest City: Bhubaneshwar

Blessed with a rich cultural heritag and bestowed liberally with the great of nature, Odisha is one of past splendors and present glamour. The state with unspoiled beaches, lakes, deep forests, diverse wildlife, monuments, beautiful handicrafts, traditional tribes and colorful festivals. It is the land of unforgettable memories and hidden gem and remained unexplored.

Famous Festivals In Odisha

Ratha Yatra, Puri

Ratha Jatra is a public procession in a chariot mainly obseved in Puri Jagannath Temple.The festival features three deities Jagannath (Vishnu avatar), Balabhadra (his brother) and Subhadra (his sister) on a ratha. the festival attracts millions Hindu pilgrims who join the procession every year.

Dhanu Jatra, Bargarh

Dhanu jatra is an annual drama-based open air theatrical festival celebrated in Bargarh, Odisha. The festival spread across a 8km radius around Bargarh municipality area. The festival is world’s largest open air theater mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records.The festival is based on mythological story of lord Krishna, and his demon uncle Kansa.

Zone Wise Districts of Odisha

Central Revenue Division, Cuttack Northern Revenue Division, Sambalpur Southern Revenue Division, Berhampur
Cuttack Sambalpur Ganjam
Jagatsinghpur Bargarh Gajapati
Kendrapara Jharsuguda Kandhamal
Jajpur Deogarh Boudh
Puri Balangir Kalahandi
Khordha Subarnapur (Sonepur) Nuapada
Nayagarh Dhenkanal Koraput
Balasore Angul Rayagada
Bhadrak Keonjhar Nabarangpur
Mayurbhanj Sundargarh Malkangiri

Complete Map Of Odisha

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