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Nayagarh district
Mahanadi near Nayagarh
Nayagarh district
Location in Odisha
Coordinates: 20°06′58″N 85°00′36″E / 20.116°N 85.01°E / 20.116; 85.01Coordinates: 20°06′58″N 85°00′36″E / 20.116°N 85.01°E / 20.116; 85.01
Country India
State Odisha
 • Collector & District MagistrateHemanta Kumar Padhi, IAS
 • Member of Lok SabhaPinaki Misra
 • Total3,890 km2 (1,500 sq mi)
 • Total962,789
 • Density250/km2 (640/sq mi)
 • OfficialOdia, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationOD-25
Sex ratio0.994 /
Lok Sabha constituencyPuri
ClimateAw (Köppen)
Precipitation1,449.1 millimetres (57.05 in)

Nayagarh district is one of the 30 districts of Odisha state in eastern India. It was created in 1st April 1993[1][citation needed] when the erstwhile Puri District was split into three distinct districts, namely Khordha, Nayagarh and Puri.

The district is bordered by Khordha district to the south and east, Cuttack district to the east and north, Angul district to the north, Boudh district to the northwest, Kandhamal district to the west and Ganjam district to the southwest.

Maoist attacks

The district is currently a part of the Red Corridor.[2] On 15 February 2008, a number of police facilities across the district came under attack from Maoist rebels resulting in the death of 13 police officers and 1 civilian. During the raid, the rebels stole a number of weapons.[3] Targets of the attack were the police training school, the police armoury and a police station. The fighting lasted about one and a half hours.[4]


  1. Bhapur
  2. Daspalla
  3. Gania
  4. Khandapada
  5. Nayagarh
  6. Nuagan
  7. Odagaon
  8. Ranapur


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.

According to the 2011 census, Nayagarh district has a population of 962,789,[6] roughly equal to the nation of Fiji[7] or the US state of Montana.[8] This gives it a ranking of 453rd in India (out of a total of 640).[6] The district has a population density of 247 inhabitants per square kilometre (640/sq mi) .[6] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.3%.[6] Nayagarh has a sex ratio of 916 females for every 1000 males,[6] and a literacy rate of 79.17%.[6]

Languages of Nayagarh district in 2011 census

  Odia (99.09%)
  Others (0.91%)

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 99.09% of the population in the district spoke Odia as their first language.[9]

Vidhan sabha constituencies

Main article: List of constituencies of Odisha Vidhan Sabha

The following is the 4 Vidhan sabha constituencies[10][11] of Nayagarh district and the elected members[12] of that area

No. Constituency Reservation Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks) Member of 15th Assembly Party
119 Ranpur None Ranpur, Odagaon (part) Rabinarayan Mohapatra BJD
120 Khandapada None Khandapada (NAC), Khandapada, Bhapur Soumya Ranjan Patnaik BJD
121 Daspalla SC Daspalla, Gania, Nuagaon Ramesh Chandra Behera BJD
122 Nayagarh None Nayagarh (NAC), Nayagarh, Odagaon (part) Arun Kumar Sahu BJD

See also


  1. ^ "About District | Nayagarh District Government of Odisha | India".
  2. ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
  3. ^ "Indian maoists killed 14 in Orissa". BBC. 2008-02-16. Retrieved 2008-02-16.
  4. ^ "13 police personnel killed in Naxal attack in Orissa". headlines india. Retrieved 2008-02-16.[dead link]
  5. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  6. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  7. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Fiji 883,125 July 2011 est.
  8. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Montana 989,415
  9. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  10. ^ Assembly Constituencies and their EXtent
  11. ^ Seats of Odisha
  12. ^ "List of Member in Fourteenth Assembly". Archived from the original on 2 May 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2013.