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Sundargarh district
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 22°06′58″N 84°00′58″E / 22.116°N 84.016°E / 22.116; 84.016Coordinates: 22°06′58″N 84°00′58″E / 22.116°N 84.016°E / 22.116; 84.016
Country India
State Odisha
 • Collector & District MagistrateNikhil Pavan Kalyan, IAS
 • Superintendent of Police of Sundargarh Police DistrictSagarika Nath, IPS
 • Superintendent of Police of Rourkela Police DistrictMukesh Kumar Bhamoo, IPS
 • Member of ParliamentJual Oram, (BJP)
 • Member of Legislative AssemblyKusum Tete, (BJP)
 • Total9,712 km2 (3,750 sq mi)
 • Total2,093,437
 • Density216/km2 (560/sq mi)
 • OfficialOdia, English
 • SpokenSadri, Kurukh, Munda, Kharia
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
769 xxx, 770 xxx
Vehicle registrationOD-16, OD-14
Lok Sabha constituencySundargarh(ST)
Vidhan Sabha constituency7
ClimateAw (Köppen)
Precipitation1,657.1 millimetres (65.24 in)

Sundargarh District is a district in the northwestern part of Odisha state in eastern India.

Sundargarh district is bounded by Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh in the west, Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh in the North-West, Simdega district of Jharkhand in the North, West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand and Keonjhar district of Odisha in the east and Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Angul districts of Odisha in the South. The town of Sundargarh is the district headquarters. Rourkela is the largest city in the entire district.


The Sundargarh district forms the northwestern part of the Odisha state and is the second largest district in the state accounting for 6.23% of the total area. The geographical area of the district is 9,712 km2 (3,750 sq mi). The district spreads from 21°36′N to 22°32′N and from 83°32′E to 85°22′E.[1]


According to the 2011 census Sundargarh district has a population of 2,093,437,[2] roughly equal to the nation of North Macedonia[3] or the US state of New Mexico.[4] This gives it a ranking of 221st in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 214 inhabitants per square kilometre (550/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 13.66%.[2] Sundargarh has a sex ratio of 973 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 73.34%.[2]

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 43.85% of the population in the district spoke Odia, 14.8% Sadri, 9.62% Mundari, 6.98% Hindi, 5.57% Kurukh, 4.57% Kisan, 4.38% Kharia, 2.14% Urdu, 2.04% Sambalpuri and 1.52% Bengali as their first language.[5]

Languages of Sundergarh district in 2011 census

  Odia (43.85%)
  Sadri (14.80%)
  Munda (9.62%)
  Hindi (6.98%)
  Kurukh (5.57%)
  Kisan (4.57%)
  Kharia (4.38%)
  Urdu (2.14%)
  Sambalpuri (2.04%)
  Bengali (1.52%)
  Others (4.53%)
Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
YearPop.±% p.a.


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Sundargarh one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[7] It is one of the 19 districts in Odisha currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[7]


Lok Sabha

Main article: Sundargarh (Lok Sabha constituency)

Present Lok Sabha MP is Jual Oram who is representing the seat from 2014.

Vidhan Sabha Constituencies

Main article: List of constituencies of Odisha Vidhan Sabha

The following is the list of 7 Vidhan Sabha constituencies[8][9] of Sundargarh district and the elected members[10] of that area

No. Constituency Reservation Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks) Member of 16th Assembly Party
8 Talsara ST Subdega, Balisankara, Baragaon, Lephripara (part) Bhabani Shankar Bhoi BJP
9 Sundargarh ST Sundargarh (M), Sundargarh, Tangarpali, Hemgiri, Lephripara (part) Kusum Tete BJP
10 Biramitrapur ST Biramitrapur (M), Kuarmunda, Nuagaon, Bisra (part) Shankar Oram BJP
11 Raghunathpali SC Rourkela (Township), Lathikata (part) Subrat Tarai BJD
12 Rourkela None Rourkela (M), Kulunga (O.G.), Bisra (part) Sarada Prasad Nayak BJD
13 Rajgangpur ST Rajgangpur (M), Rajgangpur, Kutra, Lathikata (part) Rajeen Ekka INC
14 Bonai ST Gurundia, Bonaigarh, Lahunipara, Koira Laxman Munda CPI(M)


  1. ^ "Sundargarh District at a Glance :". 1 January 1948. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. North Macedonia 2,077,328 July 2011 est.
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. New Mexico – 2,059,179
  5. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  6. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  7. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  8. ^ Assembly Constituencies and their EXtent
  9. ^ Seats of Odisha
  10. ^ "List of Member in Fourteenth Assembly". Archived from the original on 2 May 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2013. MEMBER NAME