Dhenkanal District Map

District Map of Dhenkanal

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District Map of Dhenkanal Kendujhar Jajpur Cuttack Angul
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The Dhenkanal district holds 4452 sq km of area. The district has a longitude of 85o 58' to 86o 2' east and latitude of 20o 29' to 21o 11' north.

This district of Orissa has a population of 10, 65, 983 (2001 census). The population density of the district is 239 persons per sq km and the literacy rate is quite high as well.

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.

The topography of Dhenkanal district is marked by the hilly regions and the valley formed by the river that flows in the district. The total population of the district is 10,65,983 according to the census conducted in the year 2001. Majority of the people of the district are engaged in the occupation of agriculture.

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