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Location in Odisha, India
20°15′58″N 86°09′58″E / 20.266°N 86.166°E Coordinates: 20°15′58″N 86°09′58″E / 20.266°N 86.166°E
Collector Satya Kumar Mallick
• Member of Parliament
Bibhu Prasad Tarai, CPI
2 (679 sq mi)
559.31 m (1,835.01 ft)
2 (1,560/sq mi)
Oriya, Hindi, English
IST ( UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration OD-21
Sex ratio 1.038
Lok Sabha constituency
Vidhan Sabha constituency 5
Aw ( Köppen)
Precipitation 1,501.3 millimetres (59.11 in)
Jagatsinghpur District ( Oriya: ଜଗତସିଂହପୁର ଜିଲା)is an administrative district of Odisha, India. The city of Jagatsinghpur is the district headquarters.
History [ edit ]
Post-independence [ edit ]
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 ]
Geography [ edit ]
In this district the villages Fulapatana,
Harishpur, Naharan, Marichpur, Balipatana, Dhanuhar Belari etc. are adjacent to Bay of Bengal.
Climate [ edit ]
Jagatsinghpur was the worst hit district in the super
cyclone in October 1999 in which more than 10,000 of people died.
Economy [ edit ]
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.
Divisions [ edit ]
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.
Demographics [ edit ]
According to the
2011 census Jagatsinghpur district has a population of 1,136,604, roughly equal to the nation of [2 ] Cyprus or the US state of [3 ] Rhode Island. This gives it a ranking of 410th in India (out of a total of [4 ] 640). The district has a population density of 681 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,760 /sq mi) . [2 ] Its [2 ] population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 7.47%. Jagatsinghapur has a [2 ] sex ratio of 967 females for every 1000 males, and a [2 ] literacy rate of 87.13%. [2 ]
Culture [ edit ]
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.
Politics [ edit ]
Vidhan sabha constituencies [ edit ]
The following is the 4
Vidhan sabha constituencies [5 ] of Jagatsinghpur district and the elected members [6 ] of that area [7 ]
Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks)
Member of 14th Assembly
Paradeep (M), Kujang, Tirtol (part)
Biridi, Raghunathpur, Tirtol (part)
Prasanta Kumar Muduli
Jagatsinghpur (M), Jagatsinghpur, Naugaon
Bishnu Charan Das
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]