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GEOGRAPHICAL

Latitude

17 48 North to 22 94 North

Longitude

81 24 East  to 87 29 East

Area

1,60,2795 Sq. Km.

Coast Line

482 Km

Forest Area

58135 Sq Km

Length of Roads

222303 Km

Length of Railway Line

2173 Km

METEOROLOGICAL

Best Period to Visit

October to March

Max Temperature

43 Degree Celsius (May)

Min Temperature

15 Degree Celsius(Dec & Jan)

Average Rain Fall

127.98 Cm

 

 

DEMOGRAPHICAL

 

Total

Rural

Urban

Population

36,706,920

31,210,602

5,496,318

Sex Ratio

(Females per 1000 Males)

972

986

895

Child Population

(Age Group 0-6)

5,180,551

4,551,134

629,417

Sex Ratio of Child Population (Females per 1000 males)

950

954

927

Literacy Rate

Males

Females

 

63.61

75.95

50.97

60.44

73.57

47.22

80.95

88.32

72.68

Density of Population

(Per Sq Km)

236

204

1967


SOME IMPORTANT HISTORICAL SEQUENCES OF ORISSA
 

261 B.C : Kalinga War, Acceptance of Ahinsa Dharma by Ashok
1st Century : Reign of Kharavela
Vth Century : Reign of Mathor Family
IXth & Xth Century : Reign of Kharavela
1150 AD : Jagannath Temple Rebuilt
1256 AD : Konark Temple Completed
1510  : Sri Chaitanya in  Visited Orissa
1514 : Construction of commercial complex by Portuguese at Pipili
1578 : Beginning of Afgan Rule
1751 : Beignning of Maratha Rule
1803 : Beginning of British Rule
1817 : Paika War of Liberation
1866 : Great Bengal Famine(Then Orissa was part of Bengal Presidency)
1876 : Foundation of Ravenshaw College
1896 : Birth of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose at Cuttack
1936 : Orissa becomes a separate province
1937 : First election in Orissa and Congress Ministry formed
1943 : Establishment of Utkal University
1948 : Establishment of Orissa High Court and Cuttack Radio
          Station, New Capital, Bhubaneswar, Sadheikala & Kharasuan
          Detached from Orissa
1957 : Construction of Hirakud Dam
1962 : Construction of Paradeep Port
1990 : Cuttack celebrates its one thousand th aniversary

1999 : Super Cyclone hits Orissa coast in Oct.1998-1999

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