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—  District  —
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 21°51′00″N 84°00′58″E / 21.85, 84.016Coordinates: 21°51′00″N 84°00′58″E / 21.85, 84.016
Country  India
State Odisha
Headquarters Jharsuguda
 • Collector
 • Member of Lok Sabha Sanjay Bhoi
 • Total 2,081 km2 (803 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 514,853
 • Density 245/km2 (630/sq mi)
 • Official Oriya, Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 768 xxx
Vehicle registration OD-23
Nearest city Bhubaneswar
Sex ratio 1.057 /
Literacy 71.4%
Lok Sabha constituency Bargarh
Vidhan Sabha constituency 2, 1.Brajarajnagar, 2.Jharsuguda
Climate Aw (Köppen)
Precipitation 1,527 millimetres (60.1 in)
Avg. summer temperature 46.7 °C (116.1 °F)

Jharsuguda is a district in Odisha, India with Jharsuguda town as its headquarters. The district once had an airport during World War II. This region is rich in coal and other mineral reserves. Of late, many small and medium scale iron and steel units have been set up in the vicinity of Jharsuguda town, giving impetus to the industrial growth of the district.


Jharsuguda district has three urban agglomerations, municipalities of Jharsuguda town and Brajrajnagar and municipality of Belpahar.


There are lot of Coal mines situated in this area.

Brajrajnagar is an industrial town, being of the prime location for Open Cast Coal Mine of Ib Valley Coalfield of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited. Brajrajnagar also boasts of a large scale paper mill, i.e., Orient Paper Mills of the Birla Group of Industries. However, this mill has been defunct for more than a decade now. Brajrajnagar is also a tourist hub as there are a lot of big temples like Brajeswari temple near railway station, Ramchandi Mandir, Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Jagannath Temple, Shiv Mandir in Lamtibahal, Shani Mandir in college road, Mukteswar Temple in hill top colony, Shiv Mandir in Rampur as well as Shiv Temple of G.M. Office, Aditya Mandir in jharsuguda road, Mangala and Tarini Mandir in college road.

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Jharsuguda one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[1] It is one of the 19 districts in Odisha currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[1]


The district comprises five blocks, primary being Lakhanpur, Kolabira, Laikera, Kirmira and Jharsuguda.

Belpahar sub-division includes 12 villages and two town. The most populous village is Chhualiberna. The main festival of Chhualiberna is Narsingh Puja which held on month of December. Brajrajnagar is also famous of rampur's ramchandi mandir bank of ib river,rampur colliery is famous for oldest coal mines in India,


According to the 2011 census Jharsuguda district has a population of 579,499,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Solomon Islands[3] or the US state of Wyoming.[4] This gives it a ranking of 530th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 274 inhabitants per square kilometre (710 /sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 13.69%.[2] Jharsuguda has a sex ratio of 951 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 78.36%.[2]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Solomon Islands 571,890 July 2011 est." 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Wyoming 563,626" 

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