|Elevation||63 m (207 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Athagad is located at  It has an average elevation of 63 m (207 ft)..
The Rajguru of Athgarh lived near Gada (rani mahal). Rulers of Athgarh
1681 - 1709 Karan Narayana Bawarta Patnaik 1709 - 1741 Karan Rama Krishna Bawarta Patnaik 1741 - 1771 Karan Debia Singh Bawarta Patnaik 1771 - 1821 Karan Gopinath Bawarta Patnaik 1821 - 1825 Karan Krishna Chandra Bawarta Patnaik 1825 - 1837 Karan Rama Chandra Bawarta 1837 - 1862 Karan Bhubaneswar Bawarta Patnaik 1862 - 1869 Karan Jagunath Bawarta Patnaik II (d. 1869) 1869 - 1893 Karan Bhagirathi Bawarta Patnaik (b. c.1844 - d. 1893) 1893 - 25 Jan 1896 Karan Raghunath Bawarta Patnaik (b. 1865 - d. 1896) 25 Jan 1896 - 22 Jun 1918 Karan Vishvanath Bawarta Patnaik (b. 1885 - d. 1918) 25 Jan 1896 - 1908 .... -Regent 22 Jun 1918 - 15 Aug 1947 Karan Radhanath Bawarta Patnaik 22 Jun 1918 - 5 Sep 1932
As of 2001[update] India census, Athagad had a population of 15,850. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Athagad has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 56% of the males and 44% of females literate. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Some large and medium scale industries have established their base in the area. Some of them are
KVK Nilachal Power (P) Ltd.
Maheswari Ispat Pvt Ltd
Pradhan Steel & Power Ltd
Amtek Metal &Mining Ltd
Arati Steel Ltd(power plant)
Current MLA from Athgarh Assembly Constituency is Ranendra Pratap Swain, who won the seat in State elections of 2004 and also in 2000 representing BJD and as a JD candidate in 1995 and 1990. Other previous MLAs from this seat were Janaki Ballabh Patnaik of INC who won this seat in 1985, Rasananda Sahoo of INC(I) in 1980, and Rasmanjari Devi of JNP in 1977.
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