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—  District  —
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 21°31′59″N 84°43′59″E / 21.533, 84.733Coordinates: 21°31′59″N 84°43′59″E / 21.533, 84.733
Country  India
State Odisha
Established 1 January 1994
Headquarters Debagarh
 • Collector Sri Ambika Prasad Mishra, IAS
 • Total 2,781.66 km2 (1,074.00 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 312,164
 • Rank 30
 • Density 106/km2 (270/sq mi)
 • Official Oriya, Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 768 xxx
Vehicle registration OD-28
Sex ratio 976 /
Literacy 73.07%
Vidhan Sabha constituency 1, Debagarh
Climate Aw (Köppen)
Precipitation 1,014.2 millimetres (39.93 in)

Debagarh District, also known as Deogarh District, is a district of Odisha state, India. It is located in the northern part of the state. Debagarh is the district headquarters. The district covers an area of 2781.66 km². The district has a population of 274,095 (2001 Census). As of 2011 it is the least populous district of Odisha (out of 30).[1]


The district was created on 1 January 1994 by bifurcating the erstwhile Sambalpur district. It is currently a part of the Red Corridor.[2]


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Debagarh one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[3] It is one of the 19 districts in Odisha currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[3]


There are a number of educational institutes are present out of which Raja Basu Dev High School(Oriya: ରାଜା ଵାସୁ ଦେବ ଉଚ୍ଚ ବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ) and Govt. collage at Debagarh town are some of them.


According to the 2011 census Debagarh district has a population of 312,164,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Iceland.[4] This gives it a ranking of 571st in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 106 inhabitants per square kilometre (270 /sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 13.88%.[1] Debagarh has a sex ratio of 976 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 73.07%.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  3. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Iceland 311,058 July 2011 est." 

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