Bargarh district

Bargarh District is an administrative district of Odisha state in eastern India. The city of Bargarh is its district headquarters. The district was carved out of the erstwhile district of Sambalpur on 1 April 1993.

Bargarh district
Gandhamardan hills
Gandhamardan hills
Location in Odisha, India
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 21°19′59″N 83°36′58″E / 21.333°N 83.616°E / 21.333; 83.616Coordinates: 21°19′59″N 83°36′58″E / 21.333°N 83.616°E / 21.333; 83.616
Country India
State Odisha
HeadquartersBargarh
Government
 • Collector and District MagistrateJyoti Ranjan Pradhan, OAS(SAG)
 • Divisional Forest Officer Cum Wildlife WardenSandeep Pratly, IFS
 • Superintendent of PolicePadmini Sahoo, IPS
Area
 • Total5,837 km2 (2,254 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,481,255
 • Rank13
 • Density253/km2 (660/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialOdia, English
 • SpokenSambalpuri
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
768 028
Telephone code6683, 6684, 6685,0 6646
Vehicle registrationOD-17
Sex ratio976 /
Literacy75.16%
Lok Sabha constituencyBargarh
Vidhan Sabha constituency5
ClimateAw (Köppen)
Precipitation1,527 millimetres (60.1 in)
Avg. summer temperature46 °C (115 °F)
Avg. winter temperature10 °C (50 °F)
Websitewww.bargarh.nic.in
General Information
Sub-Divisions: 02
Bargarh
Padampur
Blocks: 12
Tahasils: 12
Municipality: 01 Municipality
Bargarh Municipal Council
N.A.C.: 04 NACs
01. Attabira N.A.C.
02. Barpali N.A.C.
03. Bijepur N.A.C.
04. Padampur N.A.C.
Police Stations: 17 P.S.
Gram Panchas: 253
Villages: 1330

GeographyEdit

 
 
 

Administrative setupEdit

The 12 Tahasils in Bargarh district under two sub-divisions are listed in the following table.

12 Tahasils
# Bargarh Sub-Division Padampur Sub-Division
1 Bargarh Padampur
2 Ambabhona Bijepur
3 Attabira Gaisilet
4 Barpali Jharbandh
5 Bhatli Paikmal
6 Bheden Sohela

The 12 Blocks in Bargarh district under two sub-divisions are listed in the following table.

12 Blocks
# Bargarh Sub-Division Padampur Sub-Division
1 Bargarh Rajborasambar
2 Ambabhona Bijepur
3 Attabira Gaisilet
4 Barpali Jharbandh
5 Bhatli Paikmal
6 Bheden Sohela

DemographicsEdit

The district has a population of 14,81,255. 50.58% of the district is male and 49.42% female. The literacy rate is 66.42%. 20.17% and 18.98% of the population are from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes respectively.[1]

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 76.22% of the population spoke Sambalpuri, 17.36% Odia, 1.84% Laria, 1.51% Hindi, 0.89% Telugu and 0.83% Chhattisgarhi as their mother tongue.[2]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901371,066—    
1911429,684+1.48%
1921449,182+0.44%
1931501,975+1.12%
1941565,389+1.20%
1951612,037+0.80%
1961693,122+1.25%
1971839,622+1.94%
19811,032,354+2.09%
19911,207,172+1.58%
20011,346,336+1.10%
20111,481,255+0.96%
source:[3]

Languages of Bargarh district in 2011 census

  Sambalpuri (76.22%)
  Odia (17.36%)
  Laria (1.84%)
  Hindi (1.51%)
  Telugu (0.89%)
  Chhattisgarhi (0.83%)
  Others (1.35%)

EconomyEdit

All-season irrigation from Hirakud dam on the Mahanadi makes the northern half of Bargarh District rich in agriculture, mostly paddy.[4]

PoliticsEdit

Vidhan sabha constituenciesEdit

The following are the five Vidhan sabha constituencies[5][6] of Bargarh district and the elected members[7] of that area

No. Constituency Reservation Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks) Member of 16th Assembly Party
1 Padampur None Jharbandh, Paikmal, Rajborasambar, Padampur (NAC) Bijaya Ranjan Singh Bariha BJD
2 Bijepur NONE Bijepur(NAC), Gaisilat, Barpali Vacant
3 Bargarh None Bargarh, Bargarh (M), Barpali (part) Debesh Acharya BJD
4 Attabira SC Attabira, Bheden Snehangini Chhuria BJD
5 Bhatli None Sohella, Bhatli, Ambabhona Susanta Singh BJD

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Demography | Bargarh District Government of Odisha | India". Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  2. ^ 2011 Census of India, C-16 Population By Mother Tongue
  3. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  4. ^ http://www.navratnanews.com
  5. ^ Assembly Constituencies and their EXtent
  6. ^ Seats of Odisha
  7. ^ "List of Member in Fourteenth Assembly". ws.ori.nic.in. Archived from the original on 2 May 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2013. MEMBER NAME

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