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District Map of Orissa
* Map showing all the districts of Odisha with boundaries.
Orissa, also known as Odisha
, is located on the South East coast of India, by the Bay of Bengal. The state is known for its unintended coastline, which is 480 km long. Historically Orissa was known as Kalinga and was invaded by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka.
The capital of Orissa is Bhubaneswar, which is also known as the Temple City of India. Orissa has a population of 41,947,358 (2011 census) and covers an area of 155,820 km sq.
Districts and Administration of Orissa: Orissa is divided into 30 districts and each district is governed by a district magistrate who is appointed by the Orissa Administrative Services or the Indian Administrative Services. Each district is split into sub divisions, which are overseen by a sub divisional magistrate. These sub divisions are further divided into blocks and blocks into town municipalities and village panchayats.
Tourism in Orissa Orissa is primarily famous for its temples. The best known temples of Orissa are the Lingaraja Temple at Bhubaneswar, the Jagannath Temple at Puri and the Sun Temple at Konark. The state also has rich and diverse topography, right from the Eastern Ghats to a fertile river basin, making it a suitable habitat for flora and fauna. Other famous tourist attractions in Orissa are; the bird sanctuary at Chilika, the tiger reserve and waterfalls in Simlipal National Park, the Gharial Sanctuary at Tirakpada and the wildlife sanctuaries at Chandaka and Nandan Kanan.
List of Districts in Orissa
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Last Updated on : November 21, 2014