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Official Website: http://www.orissa.gov.in/
Established: 1 April 1936
Capital: Bhubaneswar
Largest city: Bhubaneswar
Districts: 30
Government Body: Governor - Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare, Chief Minister - Naveen Patnaik
Legislature: Unicameral (147 seats)
Parliamentary constituency: 21
High Court: Odisha High Court
Area Total: 155,820 km2 (60,162.4 sq mi)
Area rank: 9th
Population 2011: 41,947,358
Population Density:
 269.2/km2 (697.2/sq mi)
Time zone:
 IST (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code: IN-OR
Vehicle registration: NA
HDI: 0.452 (low)
HDI rank: 27th (2005)
Literacy: 73.45%
Official languages:


This page talks about the history of the name, geographical condition and the weather conditions of the State of Odisha by way of introduction to the State.
Odisha Introduction:

Odisha is also called as Orissa which is located on the east coast of India. In the past it was known as Kalinga which was invaded by the great Mauryan emperor Ashoka. It is a state of religious belief and a lot of temples in and around the state such as Puri, Konark & Bhubaneswar are acknowledged as the Golden triangle of east side of India.  In Puri, the Jagannath temple that stands close to the sea, and Konark, the place of Sun Temple, are seen by many tourists each year.

The Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, the Jagannath Temple of Puri,Asoka’s famous Rock Edict at Jaugada near Berhampur city, Dhauligiri of Bhubaneshwar the Lingaraj Temple, the Konark Sun Temple, and the Barabati Fort of Cuttack are significant artefacts of historical heritage of India . Odisha is home to the Hirakud Dam, near Sambalpur the longest earthen dam in the world.
Odisha is the ninth major state area wise of India and the eleventh main with high population. Odisha is having the most unused shoreline of more than 480 km in length that does not have fine ports to maintain business apart from the deepwater resource at Paradip. The slender, echelon shore line, inclusive of the Mahanadi River delta ropes the mass of the inhabitants.

The core of the region is hilly and sparingly inhabited. Deomali at the height of 1672 m is the peak point of the state. Odisha is the focus of concentrated cyclones. Each year round a lot of deaths occur as a result of such cyclones.

History of Odisha:


Current page tells the reader about the Historical happenings relating to Odisha and gives a brief note on how it was formed and what is the economic condition of Odisha

History of Odisha:

History of Odisha spans for more than 5000 years when it was known as Udra or Odra Desa. Lter on it was known as Kalinga. The major turn around the history of Odisha was the Kalinga war where upon a new religion was spread across the world by the great king Ashoka- Buddhism. Later on the Mughals invaded India and ruled till the British Empire set foot in India. With this in 1912 the coastal section was included with Bihar and was called as Province of Bihar and Odisha. But due to agitation for separate state for odia speaking people in 1936 both were separated in to two different states. In 1950, Odisha became the constituent state of India.

Odisha is a place of great natural resources and a huge coastline. It  has reserves of Iron ore, Bauxite,, Coal and Chromite. It has industries in the sector of IT, Power, Oil refineries, Iron and Steel, Thus is a very economically stable state.

Culture of Odisha:


This page talks about the cultural practise of the State of Odisha, their art, music, dance, their attires, food habits and the religion they follow.

Culture of Odisha:

Odisha is a combination of Indo Aryar branch of Indo European lineage which closely relates to Bengalis and Assamese. This state has a rich heritage of temples and the sculptures are a rare thing to see. The sand sculptures is an unique art form cultivated in the heart of Odisha- Puri, It is remarkable piece of art. Odisha has a extremely magnificent enriching legacy that is one of the affluent heritages in India. The state capital is Bhubaneshwar that is famous for the wonderful temples that mark its countryside. The renowned traditional dance variety, Odissi was started in Odisha. Present-day Odisha has a superior enriching legacy that arose owing to the assortment of three vast religious customs - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. The traditions of the Adivasis are an essential part of contemporary Odia legacy. There are some more dance forms available in Odisha like Ghumra Dance, Chau dance and Mahari Dance.

Music is also an integral part of Odisha. Tribal music, folk music, light music, light classical and classical form the major part namely Padi, Jhumar, yogi gita, kendara gita, dhuduki badya, prahallad natak, palla, sankirtan, mogal tamasa, gitinatya, kandhei nacha, kela nacha, ghoda nacha, danda nacha and daskathia.

The food habits of the Odia’s is a blend of south India and the north India as the use of rice and wheat is there evenly spread. In the same way they strike a balance between the vegetarian and non vegetarian meal. Their food is not complete with out a dessert. Their signature dishes are Rasgullas, Kheer, chhenapoda, pakhala, Ghanta and Posta.The religion followed in Odisha is majorly Hinduism followed by Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity and Islam.

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Geographical Information for Orissa
State Name: Orissa
Country: India
Country ISO code: IN
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Welcome to Orissa, A State of India

Orissa is situated on the east coast of India. Its capital is Bhubanesawar. There are three broad regions in which this state can be divided, namely, The Coastal Plains, the Middle Mountains and the plateaus of Orissa.

Orissa is rich in mineral resources of coal, bauxite, iron ore and chromites. Its industrial sector includes steel, aluminium, power refineries and ports. The state is also a home for well known IT consultancies firms that include Satyam Computers. Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys . Orissa is also very popular for tourism. Chilka Lake Bird Sanctuary is an abode of 150 species of bids, both migratory and resident.

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