Jagatsinghpur district

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This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Jagatsinghpur.
Nickname(s): Banikshetra
Location in Odisha, India
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 20°15′58″N 86°09′58″E / 20.266°N 86.166°E / 20.266; 86.166Coordinates: 20°15′58″N 86°09′58″E / 20.266°N 86.166°E / 20.266; 86.166
Country  India
State Odisha
Headquarters Jagatsinghpur
 • Collector Satya Kumar Mallick
 • Member of Parliament Bibhu Prasad Tarai, CPI
 • Total 1,759 km2 (679 sq mi)
Elevation 559.31 m (1,835.01 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,058,894
 • Density 602/km2 (1,560/sq mi)
 • Official Oriya, Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 754103
Vehicle registration OD-21
Nearest city Cuttack, Bhubaneswar
Sex ratio 1.038 /
Literacy 69.79%
Lok Sabha constituency Jagatsinghpur
Vidhan Sabha constituency 5
Climate Aw (Köppen)
Precipitation 1,501.3 millimetres (59.11 in)
Website www.jagatsinghpur.nic.in

Jagatsinghpur District (Oriya: ଜଗତସିଂହପୁର ଜିଲା)is an administrative district of Odisha, India. The city of Jagatsinghpur is the district headquarters.



The Jagatsinghpur District was the site of protests in June 2011 due to the construction of a steel plant by South Korea's Pohang Iron & Steel Co. Ltd.[1]


In this district the villages Fulapatana, Harishpur, Naharan, Marichpur, Balipatana, Dhanuhar Belari, Nabapatna etc. are adjacent to Bay of Bengal.


Jagatsinghpur was the worst hit district in the super cyclone in October 1999 in which more than 10,000 of people died.


Paradip, a modern deepwater port, was built in the 1960s. It has now become a business destination due to the large foreign direct investment (FDI) in India as POSCO is setting up a plant along with its own port for transportation. Indian Oil Corporation has been trying to set up an oil refinery also.


This district was subdivided into 8 Tehsils,they are Jagatsinghpur, Kujang, Tirtol, Balikuda, Biridi, Naugaon, Ersama and Raghunathpur. The last four are new tehsils created in 2008.


According to the 2011 census Jagatsinghpur district has a population of 1,136,604,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Cyprus[3] or the US state of Rhode Island.[4] This gives it a ranking of 410th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 681 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,760/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 7.47%.[2] Jagatsinghapur has a sex ratio of 967 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 87.13%.[2]


Jagatsinghpur is also famous for the Sarala Temple and is well known as the cultural heart of Odisha. The district (smallest in size among the 30 districts in Odisha) has produced some of the most famous names in Oriya and Indian literature: Sarala Dasa, Birakishore, Gopal Chhotaray, Pratibha Ray and Bibhuti Patnaik, for example.

Jashobanta Das one among panchasakha (Achuta,Anant,Balabant,jaganntath)also born in village Nailo of Jagatsinghpur District, who written Malika.

The District is also famous for having theatre groups which keep the old tradition of live acting before a crowd. The groups have become the part of mainstream entertainment for people all over Odisha.


Vidhan sabha constituencies[edit]

The following is the 4 Vidhan sabha constituencies[5][6]of Jagatsinghpur district and the elected members[7] of that area

No. Constituency Reservation Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks) Member of 14th Assembly Party
101 Paradeep None Paradeep (M), Kujang, Tirtol (part) Damodara Rout BJD
102 Tirtol SC Biridi, Raghunathpur, Tirtol (part) Rajashri Mallick BJD
103 Balikuda-Erasama None Balikuda, Erasama Prasanta Kumar Muduli BJD
104 Jagatsinghpur None Jagatsinghpur (M), Jagatsinghpur, Naugaon Chiranjibi Biswal Cong


  1. ^ Eastern India villagers protest land clearing for steel plant
  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. Cyprus 1,120,489 July 2011 est. 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Rhode Island 1,052,567 
  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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