List of most populous cities in Odisha

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This is a list of urban agglomerations and cities (those not included in the Urban Agglomerations), with a population above 100,000 as per 2011 census in the Indian state of Odisha:[1]

Rank Name District Type* Population 2011 Male Female Population
below 5 yrs
Literacy Rate
1 Bhubaneswar Khordha district UA 881,988 468,302 413,686 79,706 93.00
2 Cuttack Cuttack district UA 658,986 331,246 327,740 53,760 91.03
3 Rourkela Sundargarh district UA 552,970 291,027 261,943 30,088 86.91
4 Brahmapur Ganjam district City 355,823 185,584 170,239 29,509 90.04
5 Sambalpur Sambalpur district UA 269,575 138,826 130,749 27,510 85.69
6 Puri Puri district City 201,026 104,267 96,759 17,000 89.38
7 Balasore Balasore district UA 177,557 90,750 86,807 17,911 86.58
8 Bhadrak Bhadrak district UA 129,152 66,368 62,784 14,492 81.21
9 Baripada Mayurbhanj district UA 116,874 60,535 56,339 10,688 88.02
10 Jharsuguda Jharsuguda district UA 97,730 50,932 46,798 12,074 74.42
11 Bhawanipatna Kalahandi district UA 69,045 35,506 33,539 7,407 75.87
12 Dhenkanal Dhenkanal district UA 67,414 34,864 32,550 6,700 81.80
13 Barbil Kendujhar district UA 66,540 34,938 31,602 10,285 61.02
14 Angul Angul district UA 43,795 23,474 20,321 4,535 81.88
15 Jajpur Jajpur district UA 37,458 19,216 18,242 3,823 80.02
* UA=Urban Agglomeration

Urban Agglomeration[edit]

In the census of India 2011, an Urban Agglomeration has been defined as follows:[2]

“An urban agglomeration is a continuous urban spread constituting a town and its adjoining outgrowths (OGs), or two or more physically contiguous towns together with or without outgrowths of such towns. An Urban Agglomeration must consist of at least a statutory town and its total population (i.e. all the constituents put together) should not be less than 20,000 as per the 2001 Census. In varying local conditions, there were similar other combinations which have been treated as urban agglomerations satisfying the basic condition of contiguity.”

Constituents of Urban Agglomerations in Odisha[edit]

The constituents of Urban Agglomerations in Odisha, with a population of 1 lakh or above, are noted below:[3]

  • Bhubaneswar Urban Agglomeration includes: Bhubaneswar Town (M Corp.), Industrial & Colony Area (OG), Patrapada (OG), Sijua (OG), Ransinghapur (OG), Sarakantara (OG), Bahadalpur (OG), Ebaranga (OG), Raghunathpurjali (OG), Kalarahanga (OG), Injana (OG), Rokat (OG), Kesora (OG), Koradakanta (OG), and Bankual (OG)
  • Cuttack Urban Agglomeration includes: Cuttack (M Corp.), Choudwar Town (M), and Industrial Area (OG)
  • Rourkela Urban Agglomeration includes: Rourkela Industrial Township (IT), I.D.L.Factory & Other Colony Area (OG), Rourkela Town (M), Kulunga Industrial Estate & Other Colony Area (OG), Jalda Town (CT)
  • Sambalpur Urban Agglomeration includes: Sambalpur Town (M), Dhankauda & Mathapali Area (OG), Burla Town (NAC), Amsadha Katapali Area (OG), and Hirakud Town (NAC)
  • Baleshwar Urban Agglomeration includes: Baleshwar Town (M), Baleswwar Industrial Estate (OG), and Remuna Town (NAC)
  • Bhadrak Urban Agglomeration includes: Bhadrak (M), Randia (OG), Sarmanga (OG), Koranta (OG), Boudhpur (OG), Samaraipur (OG), Erei Town (CT)
  • Baripada Urban Agglomeration includes: Baripada Town (M), Podaastia Business Center Area (OG), Subarnarekha Irrigation Project Colony (OG), and Indupahi (OG)

Urban Agglomeration constituents[edit]

Urban Agglomerations constituents with a population above 100,000 as per 2011 census are shown in the table below.[4]

Urban Agglomeration Name of Constituent District Type* Population 2011 Male Female Population
below 5 yrs
Literacy Rate
Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar Town Khordha district M Corp. 837,737 445,233 392,504 75,237 93.15
Cuttack Cuttack Cuttack district M Corp. 606,007 303,530 302,477 48,585 91.17
Rourkela Rourkela Industrial Township Sundergarh district IT 210,412 109,823 100,589 20,399 86.60
Rourkela Town Sundergarh district M 273,217 144,949 128,268 29,050 87.95
Sambalpur Sambalpur Town Sambalpur district M 183,383 94,627 88,756 18,555 85.74
Balasore Balasore Town Balasore district M 118,202 60,308 57,894 11,115 88.79
Baripada Baripada Town Mayurbhanj district M 110,058 57,008 53,050 9,933 89.31
Bhadrak Bhadrak Bhadrak district M 107,369 55,094 52,275 12,251 80.88

Abbreviations: M Corp.= Municipal corporation, M= Municipality, NAC= Notified area committee, CT = Census town, IT= Inustrial Town, OG= Out Growth

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above". Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  2. ^ "Urban Agglomerations and Cities". Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  3. ^ "Constituents of urban Agglomerations Having Population 1 Lakh & above". Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  4. ^ "Cities having population 1 lakh and above". Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-16.