Surrounded by dense forest, Dhenkanal has a thriving economy and timber, bamboo, firewood and kendu leaf are some of the key forest output. Nilachal Refractories and Utkal Asbestos are some of the notable industries of the district.
Kailash Hill, Lord Chandrasekhar Mahadev Temple and Sri Buddheswar Temple adorn the tourism scenario of Dhenkanal.
Dhenkanal is one of the centrally positioned districts of Odisha. The district is spread over an area of 4595 square kilometers that stretches across the geographical coordinates of 20° 29' to 21° 11' North latitude and 85° 58' to 86° 2' East longitude. The district is predominated by the agricultural sector.
The district of Dhenkanal is bound on the east by the Jajpur district. Keonjhar district lies to the north of the district of Dhenkanal. The district of Angul borders Dhenkanal on the west. On the south lies the district of Cuttack.
It is believed that the district derives its name from Dhenka, the Savara chief who reigned in the region. The district was influenced by the religious movement of Mahima Dharma. The district is marked by the presence of several pilgrim sites. The economy of the district is influenced by the large scale industries like the Orissa Polyfibres Limited, Nilachal Refractories, Shakti Sugar and Utkal Asbestos Limited. The forest and its products are also important components that influence the economy of the district. Rich in flora and fauna, the forests are home to a number of endangered variety of plants and animals. The forest is home to the elephants and the tigers.
Last Updated on : 8 July 2013