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—  District  —
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 21°19′59″N 83°36′58″E / 21.333, 83.616Coordinates: 21°19′59″N 83°36′58″E / 21.333, 83.616
Country Flag of India.svg India
State Odisha
Headquarters Bargarh
 • Collector Bhabagrahi Mishra, OAS
 • Members of Parliament Sanjay Bhoi
 • Total 5,837 km2 (2,254 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,478,833
 • Rank 13
 • Density 253/km2 (660/sq mi)
 • Official Oriya, Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 768 xxx
Telephone code 663, 6683
Vehicle registration OD-17
Sex ratio 976 /
Literacy 75.16%
Lok Sabha constituency Bargarh
Vidhan Sabha constituency 7
Climate Aw (Köppen)
Precipitation 1,527 millimetres (60.1 in)
Avg. summer temperature 46 °C (115 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 10 °C (50 °F)

Bargarh District is an administrative district of Odisha state in eastern India. The city of Bargarh is its district headquarters. The district was carved out of the erstwhile district of Sambalpur in 1993.

Geography Edit

The district has an area of 5832 km². The district of Sambalpur is in the north east, Bolangir & Subarnapur districts are in the south, Nuapara district is in the south west and the state of Chhattisgarh is to its west.

Economy Edit

All-season irrigation from Hirakud dam on the Mahanadi River makes the northern half of Bargarh District rich in agriculture, mostly paddy.[1]

This district is famous for centuries old handloom industry manufacturing a trade-mark textile form called Sambalpuri Saree.

Divisions Edit

Bargarh district consists of two sub-divisions, namely Bargarh & Padampur. It comprises 12 blocks. They are Bargarh, Barpali, Attabira, Bheden, Sohella, Bijepur, Padmpur, Gaisilet, Paikmal, Jharbandh, Ambabhona and Bhatli.

Demographics Edit

According to the 2011 census Bargarh district has a population of 1,478,833,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Gabon[3] or the US state of Hawaii.[4] This gives it a ranking of 339th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 253 inhabitants per square kilometre (660 /sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 9.84%.[2] Bargarh has a sex ratio of 976 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 75.16%.[2]

It has a sizeable population of weaver community, some of whom are national awardee and even Padmashree. This district has produced many literary genius like Gangadhar Meher, Hema Chandra Acharya, Dr. Prafulla Kumar Tripathy and Haldhar Nag.

The people of Bargarh district speak Kosli (Sambalpuri)Oriya


Bargarh town is situated on the bank of river Jeera. The Howrah-Mumbai National Highway No-6 runs through the town. The town is famous for a 10-day long open-stage drama, Dhanuyatra, based on the life and times of Lord Krishna, culminating in the death of King Kansa.


There exists a 13th century temple at Nrusinghanath on the foot hills of Gandhamardan. Lord Vishnu is worshiped here in a feline form, which is the only instance of its kind in the world.

References Edit

  1. ^
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Gabon 1,576,665" 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Hawaii 1,360,301" 

External links Edit

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