Badagada
ବଡ଼ଗଡ଼
Census Town
Badagada is located in Odisha
Badagada
Badagada
Location in Odisha, India
Badagada is located in India
Badagada
Badagada
Badagada (India)
Coordinates: 19°39′N 84°24′E / 19.65°N 84.40°E / 19.65; 84.40
Country India
StateOdisha
DistrictGanjam
TehsilSurada
Elevation
27 m (89 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total6,982[1]
Languages
 • OfficialOdia
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
761109
STD telephone code06819
Vehicle registration
  • OD-32
  • OD-07 (old OR-07)

Badagada (also Bada-Gada) is a census town and former Zamindari estate in the Surada Block of Ganjam district, Odisha, India.

Geography

Badagada is located on the banks of the River Jarau at 19°38′42″N 84°24′28″E / 19.6450°N 84.4079°E / 19.6450; 84.4079.[2] It has an average elevation of 27 m (89 ft).[3]

History

This place was earlier under Khindirisrunga (ଖିଣ୍ଡିରିଶୃଙ୍ଗ) or Khidisingi (ଖିଡ଼ିସିଙ୍ଗି) Mandala which comprised present day Surada, Dharakot, Sheragada blocks of Ganjam district (also includes some parts of Mohana block of Gajapati district). In 1476, Raja Baliar Singh divided the Khidisingi kingdom into four different estates due to early demise of his elder son. Badagada went to his grandson, Raja Daman Singh. Since Daman Singh was the successor of Baliar Singh's eldest son the naming of this place became Badagada which means The Big One's Fort.[4]

Educational Institutions

Politics

Badagada comes under Surada Assembly Constituency. Current MLA from Surada Assembly Constituency is Purna Chandra Swain of BJD, who won the seat in State elections in 2009, 2014 & 2019 thrice consecutively.[5]

Badagada is a part of Aska (Lok Sabha constituency). [6]

Connectivity

Badagada is about 16 km from Surada and 68 km from Brahmapur. It is connected by road to Surada and Sheragada by the State Highway 36 (Odisha).

References

  1. ^ "Badagada Town Population Census 2011 - 2024". Census2011.co.in. Retrieved 7 April 2024.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Barhagarh
  3. ^ "Badagada". Caligraph.org. Retrieved 8 April 2024.
  4. ^ "Odisha District Gazetteer Ganjam". GOPABANDHU ACADEMY OF ADMINISTRATION. Retrieved 7 April 2024.
  5. ^ "Surada Assembly Constituency, Odisha- 129". Proneta.in. Retrieved 8 April 2024.
  6. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies of Odisha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2008.

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