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|• MLA||Devee Prasna Chand|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
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Jaleswar (in Oriya:ଜଳେଶ୍ବର) is a small town that belongs to Balasore district of state Odisha and is adjacent to border of West Bengal. 'Jaleswar' town is a notified area committee (NAC). And also Jaleswar block (consists of 142 villages and Jaleswar town (NAC)) forms a state constituency along with Balipal Block.
As of 2001[update] India census, Jaleswar block had a population of 1,31,867. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Jaleswar has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 57%. In Jaleswar, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Jaleswar is a major town in the Balasore district. Jaleswar has four major areas: Bada Bazar, Nua Bazar, Station Bazar and Purunia Bazar. Jaleswar is near the West Bengal border (about 8 KM). Most of the vegetable vendors from Kharagpur and other parts of West Bengal come to the Monday Market (at Patharapura Village, behind the Jaleswar Police station) to purchase vegetables at wholesale prices.
From Jaleswar, Digha Beach in West Bengal is 38 km. Chandaneswar Shiva temple is situated in Chandanswar which is 27 km from Jaleswar. Talsari Beach is 5 km from Chandaneswar. Lakhannath Gara is 5 km from Jaleswar.Raibania gara which is having the great historical significance is also 14.5 km from Jaleswar.Subarnarekha River flows near Jaleswar. Major festivals are Durga Puja, Basanti Puja, and Ratha Yatra.
Bhusandeswar Temple is Great shiv Ling in Asia Pacific. It is closed to Jaleswar Station Via Paschimbard. The village Paschimbard is a middle portion of Jaleswar to Baliapal.[clarification needed]
Jaleswar is connected to Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) and Bhubaneswar (the capital city of Odisha) by railway and bus service. The national highway and the east coast railway are important transportation thoroughfares. Auto-rickshaws or tempos are the main means of transportation within and to the outskirts of the town.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.