Kendrapara district
Clockwise from top-left: Kanika Rajbari, Haparbati Temple in Pattamundai, Crocodile in Bhitarkanika Mangroves, Pentha Beach, Fields in Sakhibata
Location in Odisha
Location in Odisha
Coordinates: 20°31′30″N 86°28′30″E / 20.525°N 86.475°E / 20.525; 86.475
Country India
State Odisha
 • Collector & District MagistrateShri Amrit Ruturaj IAS
 • Superintendent of PoliceJugal Kishore Banoth, IPS
 • Total2,644 km2 (1,021 sq mi)
 • Total1,440,361
 • Density492.38/km2 (1,275.3/sq mi)
 • OfficialOdia, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
754 xxx[1]
Vehicle registrationOD-29
Sex ratio1.006 /
Lok Sabha constituencyKendrapara
Vidhan Sabha constituency5
ClimateAw (Köppen)
Precipitation1,501.3 millimetres (59.11 in)

Kendrapara District is an administrative district of Odisha state in eastern India. The town of Kendrapara is the district headquarters. Kendrapara District is situated in the eastern portion of the state, and is bounded on the north by Bhadrak district, on the east by the Bay of Bengal, on the south by Jagatsinghpur District, on the west by Cuttack District on the northwest by Jajpur District.


See also: Cuttack district § History

The formation of Kendrapara District took place on April 1, 1993, when a coastal area spanning 2,644 square kilometers was carved out from Cuttack district, with its own headquarter in town Kendrapara.


Kendrapara District lies in 20° 20’ N To 20° 37’ N Latitude and 86° 14’ E To 87° 01’ E Longitude and situated in central coastal plain zone of the Odisha. The Bay of Bengal lies in the eastern part of the district. The coastline covers 48 km stretching from Dhamra Muhan to Batighar. Kendrapara district headquarters is 55 km from Cuttack.

Kendrapara District lies in the river delta formed by the Brahmani and Baitarani and branch rivers of Mahanadi. The Bhitarkanika Mangroves, Bhitarkanika National Park, Gahirmatha Beach and Baladevjew Temple lie in the district. Other features in the district include Suka-Parikshita Ashram, Kudanagari, Landibata Mahapurusha Matha Chanpur, Pentha sea beach, PatharaKani Temple Gogua, Harihar Kshetra Mahala, Gadadhara Gosain Pitha, and Korua. This district has 9 blocks named as Aul, Derabish, Garadpur, Mahakalapada, Marshaghai, Kendrapara, Rajanagar, Rajkanika, Patamundai.


There are 9 Tahasils and 9 blocks in Kendrapara district.[2] They are :


  1. Aul
  2. Kanika
  3. Kendrapara
  4. Marshaghai
  5. Pattamundai
  6. Rajnagar
  7. Mahakalpada
  8. Derabish
  9. Garadpur


  1. Aul
  2. Derabish
  3. Garadpur
  4. Kendrapara
  5. Mahakalpada
  6. Marshaghai
  7. Pattamundai
  8. Rajkanika
  9. Rajnagar


Historical population
Source: Census of India[3]
Religions in Kendrapara district (2011)[4]
Religion Percent
Other or not stated

According to the 2011 census Kendrapara district has a population of 1,440,361,[5] roughly equal to the nation of Eswatini[6] or the US state of Hawaii.[7] This gives it a ranking of 344th in India (out of a total of 640).[5] The district has a population density of 545 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,410/sq mi).[5] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 10.59%.[5] Kendrapara has a sex ratio of 1006 females for every 1000 males,[5] and a literacy rate of 85.93%. 5.80% of the population lives in urban areas. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 21.51% and 0.66% of the population respectively.[5]

Languages of Kendrapara district (2011)[8]

  Odia (91.47%)
  Bengali (4.76%)
  Urdu (3.31%)
  Others (0.46%)

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 91.47% of the population in the district spoke Odia, 4.76% Bengali and 3.31% Urdu as their first language.[8]


Vidhan sabha constituencies

Main article: List of constituencies of Odisha Vidhan Sabha

The following is the 5 Vidhan sabha constituencies[9][10] of Kendrapara district and the elected members[11] of that area

No. Constituency Reservation Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks) Member of 14th Assembly Party
96 Patkura None Derabish, Garadapur, Marshaghai (part) Sabitri Agrawal BJD
97 Kendrapara SC Kendrapara (M), Kendrapara, Pattamundai (part) Shashi Bhusan Behera BJD
98 Aul None Aul, Rajkanika Shri Pratap Keshari Dev BJD
99 Rajanagar None Pattamundai (NAC), Rajanagar, Pattamundai (part) Dhruba Charan Sahoo BJD
100 Mahakalapada None Mahakalapada, Marshaghai (part) Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak BJD


  1. ^ "PinCode: Kendrapara, Orissa, India, All Post Office Addresses Data,". Retrieved 11 January 2013. KENDRAPARA 754211
  2. ^ h
  3. ^ "Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901".
  4. ^ "Table C-01 Population by Religious Community: Odisha". Census of India, 2011. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "District Census Handbook 2011 - Kendrapara" (PDF). Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  6. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2011. Swaziland 1,370,424
  7. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Hawaii 1,360,301
  8. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Odisha". Census of India 2011. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  9. ^ Assembly Constituencies and their EXtent
  10. ^ Seats of Odisha
  11. ^ "List of Member in Fourteenth Assembly". Archived from the original on 2 May 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2013. MEMBER NAME