|Elevation||3 m (10 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Sex ratio||986 ♂/♀|
Soro is a town and a notified area committee in Balasore district in the Indian state of Odisha. It is situated about 181 k.m away from the capital of the state Bhubaneswar and 35 k.m far from the district head quarter Balasore. It is situated in Between Balasore Town and Bhadrak town from same distance of both Town and the National Highway No 5 passes through the town.
"Soro" earlier known as "SURA" after the marahatta chief SURASEN has a glorious historical back ground but there is no historical proof in this regard.Only some people say this and accept it.
Soro is located at  It has an average elevation of 3 metres (9 feet). The Bay Of Bengal is just about 20k.m away from the town. The scenic beauty of the hills of Deva Giri and Panchalingeswar stands just 5-7 k.m away from the town. The river Kansabansa flows to he south of the town. Soro is surrounded by Simulia tahasil, Khaira tahasil, Bahanaga tahasil. Land is very fertile for growing crops, especially rice..
As of 2011 India census, Soro had a population of 27,794. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Soro has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 60%. In Soro, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Soro is booming nowadays in terms of trade/ business. It has no fewer than 5,000 shops. So many other small markets and businessman are dependent on this market. Soro has two business areai.e. Adang bazar and Uttareswar. Mainly these markets are popular for their business transaction.
Soro town contains 5 colleges and 6 high schools and about 20 M.E. schools which spread the light of education not only in the town but in the surrounding areas also. Upendra Nath College ( http://www.uncollegesoro.com) is the premier college of the town which holds the dignity of being the best college in the locality as well as among the colleges affiliated to F.M.University. It is located by the N.H.-5. Soro women's college situated near Idga Maidan( court chhak) is the only college offering higher education strictly for girls. both the college have two wings viz. +2 and +3. Some new Residential Colleges for +2 education have been opened in the year 2013 In secondary education, the town has created a unique place of its own in the state. Satyananda High school located at Mubarak pur, established in 1939, prior independence era is regarded as one of the best schools of the state. Radhanath Vidya Pitha situated on the heart of the town medical square is the other prestigious school of the state. established in 1983 the school is very nearer to Masjid Ahmadiyya soro. Panchanan high school, Badkhuri, NAC High school, Ghodasahi, Hazra Begam High school, Hema prava High school are the other notable High schools of Soro. "Santaragadia" is a very well town nearer to Soro Tahsil.it is located 8 k.m from Soro. Odisha Village Road is connecting Soro to Santaragadia, Santaragadia is very famous market around this Tahsil. there was freedom fighters like Bhagwan Pradhan(Patanapada), Baidyanath Panigrahi.
Panchalingeswar is located 12 k.m from Soro. it is famous for Place of "Lord Shiva temple" and water fall on hill side. Baula gadia, 7 k.m away from soro is famous for stone carving works.
In a larger sense however, place-based education seeks to help communities through employing students and school staff in solving community problems.
Soro is one of the Vidhan Sabha seat of Odisha. Current MLA from Soro Assembly Constituency is Surendra prasad Parmink of INC, who won the seat in State elections in 2009. Other previous MLAs from this seat were Kartik Mohapatra [INC]1990-2004, Jadunath Das Mohapatra of INC who won in 1985, Pitambar Panda of CPI in 1980, and Hariprasad Mohapatra of JNP in 1977.
Soro is part of Bhadrak (Lok Sabha constituency). earlier it was the part of Balasore lok sabha constituency. Soro N.A.C is divided into 19 wards. Presently the office is taken by the B.J.P-B.J.D alliance. The current Chair-person of Soro N.A.C is Sri Nalinikanta Mohapatra of B.J.P.
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