Fact File

Location of Odisha

17o.49' & 22o.34' North Latitude and 81o.29' & 87o.29' East Longitude
Located on the eastern coast of India
Bordering West Bengal & Jharkhand in the north, Chhatisgarh in the west, Andhra Pradesh in the south and the Bay of Bengal in the east.

Total Area Calculation

1,55,707 sq.kms (4.74% of India's land mass)

5 Major Areas of Odisha

The Coastal Plains
The River Valleys
The Rolling Uplands
The Plateaus
The Hills & Mountains

The Coastal Plains

Northern Coast comprising the Subarnarekha and Budhabalanga plains
Middle Coast comprising deltas of the Salandi, Baitarani, Brahmani and Mahanadi
Southern Coast comprising the Rusikulya plains.
Over 480 kms of coastline dotted with some virgin beaches like Chandipur, Konark, Puri, Gopalpur, etc.

Odisha River Valleys

Subarnarekha and Brahmani originating from Chhotanagpur Plateau
Mahanadi originating from Amarkantak Plateau
Baitarani originating from Kendujhar Pleatue
Budhabalanga, Rusikulya, Vamsadhara, Nagavali, Bahuda, Salandi, Salia etc originating from the Eastern Ghats.

The Rolling Uplands

Rairangapur region
Baitarani valley
Brahmani Basin
Mahanadi Basin
Rusikulya Basin
Vamsadhara & Nagavali Basin
Sabari (Malkangiri) Basin

The Plateaus

Kendujhar-Panposh plateau
Nabrangpur-Jaypur plateau
Upper Vamsadhara plateau

Odisha Hills and Mountains

A store house of sylvan beauty, the hills and mountains cover more than half of the state's area. They are parts of the Eastern Ghats intersected by rivers like the Mahandi, Brahmani, Baitarani, Rusikulya and Budhabalanga cutting deep gorges at places (like Satkosia).

The elevation of the mountains, which separate the coastal plains of eastern Odisha from the rolling uplands of western Odisha, ranges from 300 mts to 1000 mts with some peaks soaring higher than 1000 mts.

Odisha Climate-Tropical

Temperature - Max - 42o C (Summer); Min - 10o C (Winter)
Rainfall - 150 cm Average

Seasons of Odisha

There are 3 major seasons-Summer, Rainy & Winter Summer Season (April to June) is usually hot but the forest and hilly areas are fairly cool. Rainy Season (July to September) drizzles intermittently without hindering mobility of traffic. Winter Season (November to February) is extremely pleasant. Odisha can be visited round the year, with every season having its own charms However, the best period for the people from cold regions is from October to March

Clothing

Light weight cotton clothes for summer and rainy season.
Warm garments for winter.

Administration

There are 30 districts, which are administrative units of the State with Collector as the head

Odisha Capital- Bhubaneswar

An ancient city of about 2600 years old, known as Temple City of Odisha, it is fast emerging as a Cyber City as well. Now Bhubaneswar is included in as Smart city.

People

Population - 36.7 million (2001 Census)
Inhabited by the local people known as Odias including 62 ethnic Tribes
A cross section of people from all parts of India also live in Odisha
Though rich in mineral wealth, Odisha is basically an agrarian state, producing some of the finest variety of rice. However, the urban areas have grown in to industrial townships including IT centres

Language

Native language is Odia, a regional language of India But the Travel Trade and Hotel Industry people speak and understand English, Hindi and Bengali well

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