The district is densely populated and has a total population of 13.46 million of which males claim 6.81 million while females claim 6.65 million.
Some parts of the region that are under the Hirakund Dam Project are economically sufficient. Rice and pulses are the main agricultural products of the place. However, Sugarcane is the only cash crop of Bargarh. Poultry and dairy are the prime economic activities of the district.
The district has several places of tourist interest. Among them Nrusinghnath, Gandhamardan, Hiuen T'sang, the mighty Mandap and Papaharini are worth of mention.
The Bargarh district of Orissa was formed on the 1st of April in the year of 1993. One of the notable districts of Orissa, Bargarh is spread over a total geographical area of 5837 sq. km and holds a population of 13.46 millions as per the census data of 2001.
Located in the western part of Orissa, Bargarh district is surrounded by Chhatisagrh on the north, Balangir district on the south, Sambalpur district on the east and Nawapara district on the west.
The undulating alluvial Bargarh Plain is suitable to grow good quality rice and paddy. Blessed with natural drainage facilities, Bargarh Plain supports the growth of large agricultural products and is free from insects and pests. The Ambabhona and Lakhanpur region is encircled with high hill ranges of Barapahar Mountains.
River Mahanadi and its tributaries flow through the Bargarh district of Orissa. River Ang or Ong is another river that flows through Bargarh and makes the district very fertile for growing agricultural crops. Agriculture forms the backbone of the economy of Bargarh district. Most of the local indigenous inhabitants of the district are engaged in cultivating crops.
Bargarh district is well connected with the rest of the state by good roads and railways.
Last Updated on : 30th March 2013