Bargarh district

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Bargarh
District
Location in Odisha, India
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 21°19′59″N 83°36′58″E / 21.333°N 83.616°E / 21.333; 83.616Coordinates: 21°19′59″N 83°36′58″E / 21.333°N 83.616°E / 21.333; 83.616
Country  India
State Odisha
Headquarters Bargarh
Government
 • Collector Anjan Kumar Manik OAS(SAG) (27 Jan 2014 - present)
 • MP BGH Sanjay Bhoi,
 • MLA BGH Sadhu Nepak,
Area
 • Total 5,837 km2 (2,254 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,478,833
 • Rank 13
 • Density 253/km2 (660/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Oriya, Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 768 xxx
Telephone code 663, 6683
Vehicle registration OD-17
Sex ratio 976 /
Literacy 75.16%
Lok Sabha constituency Bargarh
Vidhan Sabha constituency 7
Climate Aw (Köppen)
Precipitation 1,527 millimetres (60.1 in)
Avg. summer temperature 46 °C (115 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 10 °C (50 °F)
Website www.bargarh.nic.in

Bargarh District is an administrative district of Odisha state in eastern India. The city of Bargarh is its district headquarters. The district was carved out of the erstwhile district of Sambalpur in 1993.

Geography[edit]

The district has an area of 5832 km². The district of Sambalpur is in the north east, Bolangir & Subarnapur districts are in the south, Nuapara district is in the south west and the state of Chhattisgarh is to its west.

Economy[edit]

All-season irrigation from Hirakud dam on the Mahanadi River makes the northern half of Bargarh District rich in agriculture, mostly paddy.[1]

This district is famous for centuries old handloom industry manufacturing a trade-mark textile form called Sambalpuri Saree.

Divisions[edit]

Bargarh district consists of two sub-divisions, namely Bargarh & Padampur. It comprises 12 blocks. They are Bargarh, Barpali, Attabira, Bheden, Sohella, Bijepur, Padmpur, Gaisilet, Paikmal, Jharbandh, Ambabhona and Bhatli.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Bargarh district has a population of 1,478,833,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Gabon[3] or the US state of Hawaii.[4] This gives it a ranking of 339th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 253 inhabitants per square kilometre (660 /sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 9.84%.[2] Bargarh has a sex ratio of 976 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 75.16%.[2]

It has a sizeable population of weaver community, some of whom are national awardee and even Padmashree. This district has produced many literary genius like Gangadhar Meher, Hema Chandra Acharya, Dr. Prafulla Kumar Tripathy and Haldhar Nag.

The people of Bargarh district speak Kosli (Sambalpuri)Oriya. In border area of Bargarh people speak in Chattisgarhi Hindi.

Culture[edit]

Bargarh town is situated on the bank of river Jeera. The Howrah-Mumbai National Highway No-6 runs through the town. The town is famous for a 10-day long open-stage drama, Dhanuyatra, based on the life and times of Lord Krishna, culminating in the death of King Kansa.

Tourism[edit]

There exists a 13th-century temple at Nrusinghanath on the foot hills of Gandhamardan. Lord Vishnu is worshiped here in a feline form, which is the only instance of its kind in the world.

Politics[edit]

Vidhan sabha constituencies[edit]

The following is the 5 Vidhan sabha constituencies[5][6] of Bargarh district and the elected members[7] of that area

No. Constituency Reservation Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks) Member of 14th Assembly Party
1 Padampur None Jharabandh, Paikmal, Rajborasambar, Padampur (NAC) Pradeep Purohit BJP
2 Bijepur None Barpali (NAC), Bijepur, Gaisilet, Barapali (part) Subal Sahu INC
3 Bargarh None Bargarh, Bargarh (M), Barpali (part) Debesh Acharya Biju Janata Dal (BJD)
4 Attabira SC Attabira, Bheden Snehangini Churiya Biju Janata Dal (BJD)
5 Bhatli None Sohella, Bhatli, Ambabhona Susanta Singh BJD

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.navratnanews.com
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Gabon 1,576,665" 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Hawaii 1,360,301" 
  5. ^ Assembly Constituencies and their EXtent
  6. ^ Seats of Odisha
  7. ^ "List of Member in Fourteenth Assembly". ws.ori.nic.in. Retrieved 19 February 2013. "MEMBER NAME" 

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