Dhenkanal district
Kapilash- Odisha.jpg
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Top: Kapilash Temple
Bottom: Anantashayana Vishnu in Saranga
Location in Odisha
Location in Odisha
Dhenkanal district
Coordinates: 20°39′N 85°36′E / 20.65°N 85.6°E / 20.65; 85.6Coordinates: 20°39′N 85°36′E / 20.65°N 85.6°E / 20.65; 85.6
Country India
State Odisha
HeadquartersDhenkanal
Area
 • Total4,452 km2 (1,719 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,192,811
 • Rank18
 • Density270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialOdia, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
759 xxx
Telephone code6762
Vehicle registrationOR-06 / OD-06
Sex ratio947 /
Literacy79.41%
Lok Sabha constituencyDhenkanal
Vidhan Sabha constituency7
 
  • Angul
    Dhenkanal
    Hindol
    Talcher
    Parjang
    Palahada
    Kamakshyanagar
ClimateAw (Köppen)
Precipitation1,421 millimetres (55.9 in)
Websitewww.dhenkanal.nic.in

Dhenkanal district is one of the 30 districts of the state of Odisha in Eastern India.

Geography

Dhenkanal district is one of the centrally located districts in Odisha. It lies between Longitude: 85° 58' to 86° 2' East and Latitude: 20° 29' to 21° 11' North. The nearest airport is Biju Patnaik Airport located at a distance of 52.12 Km. It is bordered by Kendujhar and Angul districts to the north, Jajpur district to the east, Cuttack district to the south and Angul district to the west.

The district comprises mainly plains, however there are several discontinuous hill ranges in the district and along its southern border. The Brahmani River is the main river of the district.

Demographics

Religions in Dhenkanal district (2011)[2]
Religion Percent
Hindus
99.39%
Other or not stated
0.61%

According to the 2011 census Dhenkanal district has a population of 1,192,811,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Timor-Leste[3] or the US state of Rhode Island.[4] This gives it a ranking of 400th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 268 inhabitants per square kilometre (690/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 11.82%.[1] Dhenkanal has a sex ratio of 947 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 79.41%. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes made up 19.62% and 13.59% of the population respectively.[1]

Languages in Dhenkanal district (2011)[5]

  Odia (96.17%)
  Munda (1.24%)
  Others (2.59%)

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 96.17% of the population in the district spoke Odia, 1.24% Munda, 0.91% Santali and 0.48% Juang as their first language.[5]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901292,497—    
1911302,120+0.32%
1921263,405−1.36%
1931324,991+2.12%
1941379,327+1.56%
1951429,097+1.24%
1961526,520+2.07%
1971665,377+2.37%
1981797,053+1.82%
1991947,870+1.75%
20011,066,878+1.19%
20111,192,811+1.12%
source:[6]

Education

Dhenkanal is home to the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, the only institute in Odisha for the study of journalism and mass communication.

Other colleges and schools, universities, and institutes include:

Politics

Vidhan sabha constituencies

Main article: List of constituencies of Odisha Vidhan Sabha

Dhenkanal has four Vidhan sabha constituencies within the Dhenkanal parliamentary (Lok Sabha) constituency.[7][8] The elected MLAs from Dhenkanal district are:[9]

No. Constituency Reservation Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks) Member of 14th Assembly Party
55 Dhenkanal None Dhenkanal (M), Gondia, Dhenkanal (part) Sudhir Samal BJD
56 Hindol SC Hindol, Odapada Smt. Simarani Nayak BJD
57 Kamakhyanagar None Kamakhyanagar (NAC), Bhuban (NAC), Bhuban, Kamakhyanagar (part), Dhenkanal (part) Prafulla Kumar Mallik BJD
58 Parjanga None Parjanga, Kankadahad, Kamakhyanagar (part) Nrushingha Sahu BJD

Notable people

See also

References

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