List of districts of Odisha

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.

Map of districts of Odisha.
  Northern
  Central
  Southern

List of districts by divisionsEdit

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

AdministrationEdit

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.

DistrictsEdit

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 in located in Khorda district. The areas and populations of the 30 districts are given below:[4][5]

Code Districts Headquarters Population
(2011 Census[6])
Area (km²) Density in
2011 (/km²)
1 Angul Angul 1,273,821 6,376 199.8
2 Boudh Boudh 441,162 3,098 142.4
3 Balangir Balangir 1,648,997 6,575 250.8
4 Bargarh Bargarh 1,481,255 5,837 253.8
5 Balasore Balasore 2,320,529 3,806 609.7
6 Bhadrak Bhadrak 1,506,522 2,505 601
7 Cuttack Cuttack 2,624,470 3,932 667.5
8 Debagarh Debagarh 312,520 2,940 106.3
9 Dhenkanal Dhenkanal 1,192,811 4,452 267.9
10 Ganjam Chhatrapur 3,529,031 8,206 430.1
11 Gajapati Paralakhemundi 577,817 4,325 133.6
12 Jharsuguda Jharsuguda 579,505 2,114 274.1
13 Jajpur Jajpur 1,827,192 2,899 595.8
14 Jagatsinghapur Jagatsinghapur 1,136,971 1,668 681.6
15 Khordha Khordha 2,251,673 2,813 800.5
16 Kendujhar Kendujhar 1,801,733 8,303 217.0
17 Kalahandi Bhawanipatna 1,576,869 7,920 199.1
18 Kandhamal Phulbani 733,110 8,021 91.4
19 Koraput Koraput 1,379,647 8,807 156.7
20 Kendrapara Kendrapara 1,440,361 2,644 544.8
21 Malkangiri Malkangiri 613,192 5,791 105.9
22 Mayurbhanj Baripada 2,519,738 10,418 241.9
23 Nabarangpur Nabarangapur 1,220,946 5,291 230.8
24 Nuapada Nuapada 610,382 3,852 158.5
25 Nayagarh Nayagarh 962,789 3,890 247.5
26 Puri Puri 1,698,730 3,479 488.3
27 Rayagada Rayagada 967,911 7,073 136.8
28 Sambalpur Sambalpur 1,041,099 6,624 157.2
29 Subarnapur Subarnapur 610,183 2,337 261.1
30 Sundargarh Sundargarh 2,093,437 9,712 188
Odisha 41,974,218 155,707 269.6

ReferencesEdit

  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". www.census2011.co.in.

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