Jajpur district

ଯାଜପୁର ଜିଲ୍ଲା
Nickname(s): Jajra nagar

Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 20°51′00″N 86°19′59″E / 20.85°N 86.333°E / 20.85; 86.333Coordinates: 20°51′00″N 86°19′59″E / 20.85°N 86.333°E / 20.85; 86.333
Country  India
State Odisha
Headquarters Jajpur
  Collector Satya Kumar MallickIAS
  Member of Lok Sabha Smt. Rita Tarai
  Total 87.69 km2 (33.86 sq mi)
Elevation 331 m (1,086 ft)
Population (2001)
  Total 1,900,054
  Density 658/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
  Official Odia, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 755 xxx
Vehicle registration OD-4,OD-34
Literacy 72.19%
Lok Sabha constituency Jajpur
Vidhan Sabha constituency


Climate Aw (Köppen)
Precipitation 1,014 millimetres (39.9 in)
Avg. summer temperature 38 °C (100 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 12 °C (54 °F)
Website www.jajpur.nic.in

Jajpur is a district of Odisha, India, and an historic place of pilgrimage. As Jajpur was once the capital of the Kalinga kingdom, it is now an area of archeological wealth, including the famous Saktipitha of the Goddess Biraja, as well as the shrines of the Goddess Biraja (Durga), Yajnya Varaha (incarnation of Lord Vishnu as the white boar), Sapta Matruka , and a host of other religious figures, all located along the bank of the River Baitarani. Ashokajhar, Chandikhol, Chhatia, Gokarnika, Kuansa Mangala, Mahavinayak, Patharajpur, Ratnagiri, Udayagiri, Satyapira, Singhapur, Vyas Sarovar, and Varuneswar Pitha are some of the destinations that attract tourists to the district, and the region's various natural resources support mines and industries.


The district is 2,888 square kilometres (1,115 sq mi) in area, of which 202 square kilometres (78 sq mi) is forested. The population is 1, 622,868 and the literacy rate is 72.19%. The district headquarters is at Jajpur. The district is home to some 1,781 villages and two major towns. Annual rainfall is 1,771.8 millimetres (69.76 in).

Important Places


Kalinga Nagar is situated in Danagadi Block where currently six big steel plants are operating like Jindal Stainless Limited, Neelanchal Ispat Nigam Limited, VISA Steel, Maithan Ispat Ltd., Mesco Steel, TATA STEEL and other seven are on their way to start production like Brahmani River Pellets Ltd or BRPL, Maharashtra Seamless Ltd etc.


There are seven Vidhan Sabha (seats in the lower house).

Block Tehsil Subdivisions

  1. Badachana
  2. Bari
  3. Binjharpur
  4. Dangadi
  5. Dasarathpur
  6. Darpan
  7. Dharmasala
  8. Jajpur
  9. Jajpur sadar
  10. Korai
  11. Panikoili
  12. Rasulpur
  13. Sukinda

The district has 2 municipalities, 10 tehsils and 280 gram panchayats.


According to the 2011 census Jajpur district has a population of 1,826,275,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Kosovo[3] or the US state of Nebraska.[4] This gives it a ranking of 261st in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 630 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,600/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 12.43%.[2] Jajpur has a sex ratio of 972 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 80.44%.[2]


Vidhan Sabha Constituencies

The following is the 7 Vidhan sabha constituencies[5][6] of Jajpur district and the elected members[7] of that area

No. Constituency Reservation Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks) Member of 14th Assembly Party
48 Binjharpur SC Binjharpur, Dasarathpur (part) Smt. Pramila Mallik BJD
49 Bari None Bari, Jajpur (part), Rasulpur (part) Debasis Nayak BJD
50 Barchana None Barchana Amar Prasad Satpathy BJD*
51 Dharmasala None Dharmasala, Rasulpur (part) Pranaba Balabantray BJD
52 Jajpur None Jajpur (M), Jajpur (part), Dasharathpur (part) Pranab Prakash Das BJD
53 Korei None Vyasanagar (M), Vyasanagar (O. G), Korei, Rasulpur (part) Akash Das BJD
54 Sukinda None Sukinda, Dangadi Pritiranjan Ghadai BJD



  1. "Buddha Vihar Unearthed in Odisha's Jajpur district, Odisha Current News". orissadiary.com. 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012. The remains of a Buddha vihar along with some stone images of Lord Buddha, Ganesh, Saraswati, Padmapani and others were unearthed from a land in village Hatikhal in Jajpur district
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  3. US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Kosovo 1,825,632 July 2011 est.
  4. "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Nebraska 1,826,341
  5. Assembly Constituencies and their EXtent
  6. Seats of Odisha
  7. "List of Member in Fourteenth Assembly". ws.ori.nic.in. Retrieved 19 February 2013. MEMBER NAME
  8. http://www.icbse.com/colleges/a-s-college-balia-jajpur/30011/2

8. ^Mahavamsa. Ceylon Government. 1912.

Mahavamsa of Sri Lanka

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