This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Malkangiri
Malkangiri district is a district of the state of Odisha, India.
This district was carved out as district from the undivided Koraput district on 2nd Oct, 1992. The administrative headquarters of this district is Malkangiri town.
Malkangiri is the new home of the Bangladeshi refugees, who were rehabilitated since 1965 under the Dandakaranya project. Also some Sri Lankan Tamil refugees were rehabilitated in Malkangiri town, following the armed struggle of LTTE in the early 90's (most of them have returned, baring a couple of house holds). Currently it is one of the most naxalite-affected areas of the state.
Some of the most beautiful locations are, the back waters of Balimela Dam, Satiguda Dam, Bonda Ghati (abode of the Bonda people, a primitive tribe).
This district has a Power Station at Balimela and the proposed Vijaywada-Ranchi corridor road will pass through it.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Malkangiri one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 19 districts in Odisha currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
According to the 2011 census Malkangiri district has a population of 612,727, roughly equal to the nation of Solomon Islands or the US state of Vermont. This gives it a ranking of 523rd in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 106 inhabitants per square kilometre (270 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21.53%. Malkangiri has a sex ratio of 1016 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 49.49%.
Vidhan sabha constituencies 
The following is the 2 Vidhan sabha constituencies of Malkangiri district and the elected members of that area
||Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks)
||Member of 14th Assembly
||Malkangiri (NAC), Kalimela, Malkangiri, Podia, Korukunda (part)
||Balimela (NAC), Mathili, Kudumulugumma, Khairaput, Korukonda (part)
||Smt. Mamta Madhi
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