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This article is about the town in India. For the town in Nepal, see Jaleswor.
Jaleswar is located in Odisha
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 21°49′N 87°13′E / 21.817°N 87.217°E / 21.817; 87.217Coordinates: 21°49′N 87°13′E / 21.817°N 87.217°E / 21.817; 87.217
Country  India
State Odisha
District Balasore
 • MLA Devee Prasna Chand
Population (2011)
 • Total 123,423 [1]
 • Official Oriya
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 756032
Telephone code 91/0-6781
Vehicle registration OR-01-*****
Sex ratio 1000:942 /

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 [2](consists of 144 villages and Jaleswar town (NAC)) forms a state constituency along with Balipal Block.


As of 2001 India census,[3] 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. Template:As of 2011 India census,[4] Jaleswar block had a population of 1,23,423. Males constitute 52% and females 48%. There are about 144 inhabitated census villages and out of them 30 villages have less than 200 population in these villages.Jaleswar is now being considered as one of the new Municipalities in the State with 17 wards and a population of 25,747 as per Census 2011.


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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]


Jaleswar is growing as one of the key place for Education. [5] Jaleswar Women's College has been leading in terms of cut off marks among Junior Arts Colleges during 2013-14 and 2014-15. [6] The other colleges in the area are Dinakrushna (Junior) College, Jaleswar Olamara Simanta (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Olamara Sadhu Charan (Junior) Mahavidyalaya, Raibania Sitala Thakurani (Junior) College, Khuluda Ustab Charan Gajiani Chandi (Junior) College, Bartana Digambari Devi College of Science & Technology, Jaleswar Jaleswar Womens (Junior) College, Jaleswar Sri Jagannath Women's (Junior) College, Jaleswar