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Nickname(s): BGM
Bangomunda is located in Odisha
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 20°20′37″N 82°54′35″E / 20.34361°N 82.90972°E / 20.34361; 82.90972Coordinates: 20°20′37″N 82°54′35″E / 20.34361°N 82.90972°E / 20.34361; 82.90972
Country  India
State Odisha
District Balangir
 • Block Chairman Sumitra Jhankar
 • Sarpanch Chandrabati Jain
Elevation 182 m (597 ft)
 • Density 251/km2 (650/sq mi)
 • Official Oriya Kosli
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 767040
Telephone code 06657
Vehicle registration OD-03
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest city Kantabanji
Lok Sabha constituency Balangir
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kantabanji
Civic agency Block Gram Panchayat Tehsil
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 40 °C (104 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)

Bangomunda a tehsil located at about 95 km from the Balangir-Patnagarh road [1] in Titlagarh sub-division of Bolangir district, Odisha, India, has immense historical importance.[2][citation needed] Bangomunda is the new name of Banganmura which means Brinjal Firm.

Places of interest[edit]

Ranipur-Jharial, a famous tourist place in Odisha is just 7 km (4.3 mi) from Bangomunda, is also known as Somatirtha.[3] Durga Mandir, situated in the bank of village's pond, is a historical place, and a famous temple in this locality.

Durga Mandir


The people of Bangomunda celebrate most of the festivals of Odisha like Rath Yatra Durga Puja, Diwali, Kumar Purnima or Gaja Laxmi Puja, Manabasa Gurubar, Sabitri Brata, Makar Sankranti, Bishuba/Pana Sankranti, Dola Purnima or Holi, Gamha Purnima or Rakshya Bandhan, Kartik Purnima, Nabanna or Nuakhai,Pua jiuntia, Bhai jiuntia, Janmastami, Ram Navami, Saraswati Puja, and Ganesh Puja. The primary festival, however, is Nuakhai. Some festivals are unique to the place, like Chatar Jatra, Kansa Badha, Dhanu Yatra,[4] Navratri Durgapuja.Bhai jiuntia is celebrated during this time on Astami Tithi. In "Bhai jiuntia" sisters pray for their brothers' long life and tie a thread called "Jiuntia". Nuakhai is also an important festival which is celebrated on Panchami tithi of Bhadraba sukla pakshya.


As per 2011 Census of India,Bangomunda had a population of 5,759, Consisting of 2,802 Males and 2,957 Females. Schedule Castes constitutes 1318 people and Schedule Tribes constitutes 481 people. Literacy Rate is 60.27% .[5]


Earlier people were not interested in education but nowadays as the education is getting high value people are much interested in educating their children. There are Government Schools in town for primary as well as secondary education, C.M. High School [6] is for study of class 8th to 10th [7] and Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir and Akhil Bharatiya English Medium School is there for primary schools in private sectors. Panchayat Samiti College is also there for College education but limited to Arts only.[8] Many of the students are studying outside state for higher education and few have studied in abroad as well. Beside educational institutes there are centers for Computer Learning and Industrial Training also.

Public transport[edit]

The town is in the center point of three commercial hubs of Odisha. Public transportation is limited here as only a bus facility is available. The nearest railway station is in Kantabanji which is about 16 km (9.9 mi) away.[9] The nearest airport is in Raipur.


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