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|• Density||450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Nearest city||Keonjhar, Karanjia, Joda, Barbil, Raurkela,Kolkota|
|Sex ratio||980 ♂/♀|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Keonjhar|
The village (between 21o1'N and 22o10'N latitude and 85o11'E to 86o22'E longitude ), Bhanda Kansara is midway between the towns of Turumunga and Champua. The River Baitarani is 4 km from Bhanda Kansara, and the village is surrounded by one branch of the river called Mermenda.
Arts and Culture
Bhanda Kansara has traditionally been known as a centre for metal work, primarily the manufacturing of bells and household utensils. Traditional craftsman also create artistic metal items such as idols of gods, goddesses, and animals, as well as bangles etc.
Bhanda Kansara has two government schools, a middle school (Saraswati Shisu Mandir), and two high schools..
In the past, Bhanda Kansara supplied high quality metal work for the local market as well as export to Japan, Indonesia, Myanmar, and England. A dwindling supply of raw materials such as copper, tin, brass, and coal as fuel, has led many craftsmen to abandon their traditional occupation. A few bell metal shops remain in the village, but the traditional craft is nearly extinct.