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Jaleswar is located in Odisha
Location in Odisha, India
Jaleswar is located in India
Jaleswar (India)
Coordinates: 21°49′N 87°13′E / 21.817°N 87.217°E / 21.817; 87.217
Country India
 • MLAAswani Patra
 • Total25,747[1]
 • OfficialOdia
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code06781
Vehicle registrationOD-01
Sex ratio1000:942 /

Jaleswar is a town located in the Balasore district of Odisha, in India. It consists of 144 villages,[2] with four major areas: Bada Bazar, Nua Bazar, Station Bazar, and Purana Bazar. Jaleswar is considered one of the new municipalities in the state, and Jaleswar forms a state assembly constituency along with Balipal Block.


According to the 2001 India census,[3] the town of Jaleswar had a population of 21,382 inhabitants, 51% male and 49% female. The town has a 78% literacy rate versus a 59.5% national average. Male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 67%. In Jaleswar, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age. According to the 2011 India census,[4] Jaleswar had a population of 25,747 inhabitants, 52% male and 48% female. There are about 144 inhabited census villages; 30 villages have a population below 200. Jaleswar is considered one of the new municipalities in the state.


Jaleswar is located about 8 kilometers from the West Bengal border. It is one of the major towns in the Balasore district, which is part of the state of Odisha.

Places of interest

Chandaneswara temple, Chandaneswar, Jaleswar
Red crabs on Talsari beach, Odisha.
Bhusandeswara Temple

Culture and Festivals

Jaleswar culture is a blend of traditional festivals and cuisine. Residents celebrate both Western and Indian festivals such as Diwali, Holi, Eid, Christmas, Navratri, Dussera, Moharram, Ganesh Chaturthi, Rath Yatra, Durga Puja, and Maha Shivratri. Major festivals are Durga Puja, Basanti Puja, and Ratha Yatra.


Jaleswar has a railway and bus service to Kolkata about 187 kilometers from the east, and Bhubaneswar about 268 kilometers from the north (the capital city of Odisha). Jaleswar is 50 kilometers from District Headquarters of Balasore. The national highway and the southeastern railway are important transportation thoroughfares. Auto-rickshaws or tempos are the main means of transportation within and to the outskirts of the town.[citation needed]


Laksman Nath High School and Biswanath Academy Jamalpur School are the second and third oldest high schools in the Balasore district. B.N. Academy Jamalpur is located 6 kilometers away from Jaleswar, near the Subarnarekha River. It was built in 1938 by Biswanath Parida, a leading freedom fighter.[5] Jaleswar Women's College has been leading in terms of cutoff marks among Junior Arts Colleges during 2013–14 and 2014–15.[6]

Universities and colleges




  1. ^ "Odisha (India): Districts, Cities and Towns - Population Statistics, Charts and Map".
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  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  4. ^ ORGI. "Census of India : Population Enumeration Data (Final Population)".
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