Districts of Odisha
ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ଜିଲ୍ଲାସମୂହ
Odisha districts map.svg
Odisha Political Map
CategoryDistricts
LocationOdisha
Number30 districts
PopulationsDebagarh – 3,12,520 (lowest); Ganjam – 35,29,031 (highest)
AreasMayurbhanj – 10,418 km2 (4,022 sq mi) (largest); Jagatsinghpur – 1,759 km2 (679 sq mi) (smallest)
Government
Subdivisions
  • Sub-Divisions,Tahasils,
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Map of districts of Odisha.
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Odisha, a state on the eastern coast of India, is divided into 30 administrative geographical units called Districts.[1][2][3] These 30 districts have been placed under three different revenue divisions to streamline their governance. The divisions are Central, North and South with their headquarters at Cuttack (Central Division), Sambalpur (Northern Division), Berhampur (Southern Division) respectively. Each division consists of 10 districts, and has as its administrative head a Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), a senior rank officer of Indian Administrative Service. The position of the RDC in the administrative hierarchy is that between that of the district administration and the state secretariat. Each District is governed by a Collector & District Magistrate, who is appointed from the Indian Administrative Service. The Collector & District Magistrate is responsible for collecting the revenue and maintaining law and order in the district. Each District is separated into Sub-Divisions, each governed by a Sub-Collector & Sub-Divisional Magistrate. The Sub-Divisions are further divided into Tahasils. The Tahasils are headed by Tahasildar. Odisha has 03 Divisions, 30 Districts, 58 Sub-Divisions, 317 Tahasils and 314 Blocks.

List of districts by divisions

The 30 districts of Odisha have been placed under three different revenue divisions to streamline their governance. The divisions are Central, North and South with their headquarters at Cuttack (Central Division), Sambalpur (Northern Division), Berhampur (Southern Division) respectively. Each division consists of 10 districts, and has as its administrative head a Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), a senior rank officer of Indian Administrative Service. The position of the RDC in the administrative hierarchy is that between that of the district administration and the state secretariat. The list of districts, organized by divisions:

# Central Revenue Division (HQ: Cuttack) Northern Revenue Division (HQ: Sambalpur) Southern Revenue Division (HQ: Berhampur)
1 Cuttack Sambalpur Ganjam
2 Jagatsinghpur Bargarh Gajapati
3 Kendrapara Jharsuguda Kandhamal
4 Jajpur Debagarh Boudh
5 Puri Balangir Kalahandi
6 Khordha Subarnapur Nuapada
7 Nayagarh Dhenkanal Koraput
8 Balasore Angul Rayagada
9 Bhadrak Kendujhar Nabarangpur
10 Mayurbhanj Sundargarh Malkangiri

Administration

Collector & District Magistrate is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer in charge of revenue collection and administration of a district and Superintendent of Police (SP), an officer of Indian Police Service (IPS) is responsible for maintaining law and order and related issues of a district in Odisha.

Districts

There are 30 districts in Odisha. Mayurbhanj is the largest district and Jagatsinghpur is the smallest district by area. Ganjam is the largest district and Deogarh is the smallest district by population in Odisha. Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha is located in Khordha district. The area and population of the 30 districts are given below:[4][5]

Code Districts Headquarters Population
(2011 Census[6])
Area (km2) Density in
2011 (/km2)
Map
1 Angul Angul 1,273,821 6,375 200
India Odisha Angul district.svg
2 Boudh Boudh 441,162 3444.8 128
India Odisha Boudh district.svg
3 Balangir Balangir 1,648,997 6,575 251
India Odisha Balangir district.svg
4 Bargarh Bargarh 1,481,255 5,837 254
India Odisha Bargarh district.svg
5 Balasore Balasore 2,320,529 3,634 638
India Odisha Balasore district.svg
6 Bhadrak Bhadrak 1,506,337 2,505 601
India Odisha Bhadrak district.svg
7 Cuttack Cuttack 2,624,470 3,932 667
India Odisha Cuttack district.svg
8 Debagarh Debagarh 312,520 2,782 112
India Odisha Debagarh district.svg
9 Dhenkanal Dhenkanal 1,192,811 4,452 268
India Odisha Dhenkanal district.svg
10 Ganjam Chhatrapur 3,529,031 8,206 430
India Odisha Ganjam district.svg
11 Gajapati Paralakhemundi 577,817 3,850 150
India Odisha Gajapati district.svg
12 Jharsuguda Jharsuguda 579,505 2,081 278
India Odisha Jharsuguda district.svg
13 Jajpur Jajpur 1,827,192 2887.69 633
India Odisha Jajpur district.svg
14 Jagatsinghapur Jagatsinghapur 1,136,971 1,759 646
India Odisha Jagatsinghpur district.svg
15 Khordha Khordha 2,251,673 2,813 800
India Odisha Khordha district.svg
16 Kendujhar Kendujhar 1,801,733 8,303 217
India Odisha Kendujhar district.svg
17 Kalahandi Bhawanipatna 1,576,869 7,920 199
India Odisha Kalahandi district.svg
18 Kandhamal Phulbani 733,110 7,654 96
India Odisha Kandhamal district.svg
19 Koraput Koraput 1,379,647 8,807 157
India Odisha Koraput district.svg
20 Kendrapara Kendrapara 1,440,361 2,644 545
India Odisha Kendrapara district.svg
21 Malkangiri Malkangiri 613,192 5,791 106
India Odisha Malkangiri district.svg
22 Mayurbhanj Baripada 2,519,738 10,418 242
India Odisha Mayurbhanj district.svg
23 Nabarangpur Nabarangapur 1,220,946 5,294 231
India Odisha Nabarangpur district.svg
24 Nuapada Nuapada 610,382 3,852 158
India Odisha Nuapada district.svg
25 Nayagarh Nayagarh 962,789 3,890 247
India Odisha Nayagarh district.svg
26 Puri Puri 1,698,730 3,051 557
India Odisha Puri district.svg
27 Rayagada Rayagada 967,911 7,073 137
India Odisha Rayagada district.svg
28 Sambalpur Sambalpur 1,041,099 6,702 155
India Odisha Sambalpur district.svg
29 Subarnapur Subarnapur 610,183 2,337 261
India Odisha Subarnapur district.svg
30 Sundargarh Sundargarh 2,093,437 9,712 215
India Odisha Sundargarh district.svg
Odisha 41,974,218 154,468.98 272
Odisha locator map.svg

References

  1. ^ "Districts of Odisha". Official Portal. Bhubaneswar: Government of Odisha. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Districts of Orissa". Archived from the original on 16 January 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
  3. ^ "List of Districts" (PDF). Retrieved 13 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Administrative Unit". Revenue & Disaster Management Department, Government of Odisha. Archived from the original on 21 August 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  5. ^ The Office of Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  6. ^ "List of districts of Orissa". census2011.co.in.