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Facts about Odisha (Orissa)

Odisha is located on the east coast of India facing the Bay of Bengal. The major facts of Odisha (Orissa) State is mentioned below:

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Existence

Existence

It was created on 1st April, 1936 during the British Period. The foundation day of Odisha, also known as Utkala Dibasa, is celebrated every year on the first day of April.

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Boundary

Boundary

Odisha is surrounded by West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh.

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Population

Population

As per Census 2011, the total population of Odisha is 41,947,358. Odisha holds 11th position in population wise.

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Land Area

Land Area

The total land area of Odisha is 155,820 sq. km. Odisha holds 9th position as area wise.

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Language

Language

Its Official Language is Oriya (Odia).

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Literacy

Literacy

Its Literacy Ratio is 73.45%

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City

City

The Capital city, Bhubaneshwar, is the largest city.

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District

District

There are 30 districts located in Odisha.

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Connectivity

Connectivity

It is well connected via roadways, railways and airways. There are also helipads located in different places in the state.

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Dances

Dances

The Odishi classical dance form is world famous besides fold dances such as Chhau, Chaiti Ghoda, etc.

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Handicraft

Handicraft

The handicraft of Odisha is world famous. The handicraft items includes silver filigree, glass beads, tussar fabric works, etc.

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Places of Interest

Places of Interest

Some of the prominent places which make visitor’s interests are Bhubaneswar, Puri, and Konark etc.

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Festivals

Festivals

World Famous “Chariot Festival” or “Car Festival” or Ratha Yatra is celebrated in a large way.

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Religion

Religion

Around 94% of the people in Odisha practice Hinduism. The other religions are Islam, Christianity, Jainism, etc.

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