Bhubaneshwar Demographics

This page informs you about Bhubaneshwar Demographics, the total population of the city, the literacy rate and the major occupation of the people of Bhubaneswar. Bhubaneshwar, the capital city of Orissa is a site of cultural synthesis and multiracial integration. The city is a hub of numerous temples. It once had more than 7,000 temples but today only 500 temples remained undamaged. The temples followed Hindu and Buddhist style of architecture. Islamic raiders destroyed most of the temples during the medieval period. .The settlements in this historic city date back to 3rd century BC during the Asoka period. In the 5th Century BC, Bhubaneshwar was the capital of the Kesaris dynasty of Orissa.

As per Bhubaneshwar Demographics is concerned, Census 2001 reckoned the population of the Bhubaneshwar to be approximately 647,302. About 56% of the total population are male while 44% are female. 10% of the total population are children below 6 years. The average literacy rate of Bhubaneshwar is 79%. The male literacy rate is 83% while the female literacy rate is 74%.

Oriya language is spoken by the majority while Hinduism is the major religion followed by the people living in Bhubaneshwar. Tribal population is about 22% of the total population in Orissa and some part have settled down in the city to earn their living.

The developing city of Bhubaneshwar is the earning center of numerous poor people from rural areas as well as from the neighboring states of West Bengal and Andra Pradesh. Thus Bhubaneshwar has more than 180 slums and Bhubaneshwar demographic scenario in such slums are quiet alarming. The slum comprises of 40% of the total population of Bhubaneshwar and the socio-economic condition of the dwellers are worse as they lack of basic services like water and proper sanitary system, pollutions, poor education services, and so on.

Last Updated on 27 July 2012



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