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Mayurbhanj district
ମୟୁରଭଞ ଜିଲ୍ଲା
—  District  —
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 21°55′59″N 86°43′59″E / 21.933, 86.733Coordinates: 21°55′59″N 86°43′59″E / 21.933, 86.733
Country  India
State Odisha
Headquarters Baripada
 • Collector Rajesh Prabhakar Patil
 • Member of Lok Sabha Ramachandra Hansdah
 • Total 10,418 km2 (4,022 sq mi)
Elevation 559.31 m (1,835.01 ft)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 757 xxx
Vehicle registration OR-11/OD-11
Sex ratio 1,005 /
Literacy 63.98%
Lok Sabha constituency Mayurbhanj
Vidhan Sabha constituency 09
Climate Aw (Köppen)
Precipitation 1,648.2 millimetres (64.89 in)

Mayurbhanj district (Oriya: ମୟୁରଭଂଜ ଜିଲ୍ଲା) is one of the 30 districts in Odisha state in eastern India. it is fully autonomous district under fifth schedule of constitution of India. It is the largest district of Odisha by area. Baripada city is its headquarters. As of 2011, it is the third-most-populous district of Odisha (out of 30), after Ganjam and Cuttack.[1]

Mayurbhanj is land-locked with a geographical area of 10,418 km2 (4,022 sq mi) and is in the northern boundary of the state. It is bounded in the northeast by Midnapure district of West Bengal, Singhbhum district of Jharkhand in the northwest, Baleshwar district in the southeast and by Kendujhar in the southwest. The district comprises four sub-divisions with 26 blocks with 382 Gram Panchayats and 3945 villages and it is the largest district of Odisha.


According to the 2011 census Mayurbhanj district has a population of 2,513,895,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Kuwait[2] or the US state of Nevada.[3] This gives it a ranking of 171st in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 241 inhabitants per square kilometre (620 /sq mi).[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 13.06%.[1] Mayurbhanj has a sex ratio of 1006 females for every 1000 males[1] and a literacy rate of 63.98%.[1]

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Mayurbhanj one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[4] It is one of the 19 districts in Odisha currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[4]

Bhumij tribal community speak Bhumij language and the language is written in Ol Onol script.[5]

People from the Mayurbhanj district[]

  • Sriram Chandra Bhanj Deo - Ruler of Princely State of Mayurbhanj.

Vidhan sabha constituencies[]

The following is the nine Vidhan sabha constituencies[6][7] of Mayurbhanj district and the elected members[8] of that area:

No. Constituency Reservation Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks) Member of 14th Assembly Party
26 Jashipur ST Jashipur, Raruan, Sukruli, Kusumi (part) Kamala Kanta Nayak BJD
27 Saraskana ST Saraskana, Bijatala, Bisoi, Kusumi (part) Bhadav Chandra Hansdah BJD
28 Rairangpur ST Rairangpur (NAC), Rairangpur, Tiringi, Bahalda, Jamda Shyam Charan Hansdah INC
29 Bangriposi ST Bangriposi, Kuliana, Shamakhunta Mr. Sudam Marndi BJD
30 Karanjia ST Karanjia (NAC), Karanjia, Thakurmunda, Kaptipada (part) Bijay Kumar Nayak BJD
31 Udala ST Udala (NAC), Udala, Gopabandhunagar, Kaptipada (part) Golak Bihari Nayak BJD
32 Badasahi SC Betnoti, Badasahi (part) Ganeswar Patra BJD
33 Baripada ST Baripada (M), Baripada, Khunta, Badasahi (part) Sananda Marndi BJD
34 Morada None Morada, Suliapada, Rasgobindapur Praveen Chandra Bhanj Deo BJD

See also[]

  • Mayurbhanj State
  • Simlipal National Park


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Kuwait 2,595,62" 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Nevada 2,700,551" 
  4. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  5. ^ [hettp:// Tribals demand official status for Bhumij language]
  6. ^ Assembly Constituencies and their EXtent
  7. ^ Seats of Odisha
  8. ^ "List of Member in Fourteenth Assembly". Retrieved 19 February 2013. "MEMBER NAME" 

External links[]

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